The Respiratory Therapy Department at Longview Regional offers a broad-range of respiratory care services, which include:
- Pulmonary Function Test - diagnostic tests that help to measure the lungs' ability to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide appropriately.
- Bronchoscopy - a procedure that allows the physician to directly visualize the interior passageways of the lower respiratory tract through a bronchoscope
- Arterial Blood Gas - a blood test that is used to evaluate the lungs' ability to provide blood with oxygen and remove carbon dioxide, and to measure the pH (acidity) of the blood.
Respiratory services are available to both inpatients and outpatients. The Department is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.