Aerial view of Vancouver General Hospital Campus

Spirometry testing is a simple breathing test used to diagnose and monitor COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and other breathing problems.

How to access

  • Get a requisition

    A completed requisition form is required for drop-in tests and appointments.

  • Book an appointment

    Appointments are available at the Leon Judah Blackmore Pavilion. Drop-in appointments are available at two locations during the following hours:

    Leon Judah Blackmore Pavilion

    • Monday: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    The Lung Centre (7th floor of the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre)

    • Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Closed between 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. for lunch

Hours of operation

Currently open
  • Monday:   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday:   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday:   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday:   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:   Closed
  • Sunday:   Closed

How to get here

The Leon Judah Blackmore Pavilion is located on West 12th Avenue. The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre is located at 2775 Laurel Street.

There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:

  • Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.

  • The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.

There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.

Parking rates for VCH facilities

Vancouver General Hospital (VGH)

Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) offers specialized health-care services to residents in Vancouver and across the province through regional programs. We provide a full range of basic and highly specialized emergency health-care and trauma services to British Columbia.

Pulmonary Function Tests

Pulmonary function tests include a variety of breathing tests to measure how well your lungs work. Spirometry is a common pulmonary function test.