Infant pulmonary function testing: overview of technology and practical considerations--new current procedural terminology codes effective 2010

Chest. 2011 May;139(5):1197-1202. doi: 10.1378/chest.10-1423.


Infant pulmonary function testing has evolved from a research technique into a diagnostic tool. As such, new current procedural terminology (CPT) codes have been created and are available for use as of January 1, 2010. The technology now available has a range of applications. Through a series of vignettes, this article illustrates the methodology of the tests, some of their applications, and how to code and bill for the procedures.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Coding*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Respiratory Function Tests / methods*
  • Respiratory Function Tests / standards*
  • Terminology as Topic*