DLCO (diffusing capacity or transfer factor of the lung for carbon monoxide) is a test which measures the distribution capacity of the lungs for specific gases. Therefore, this level of usability to transfer gas and affecting reasons on this level are evaluated. So, first changes in the lung tissue which is not recognized by other tests are discovered. 


   DLCO applications
  • Assessment and follow up intermediate lung tissue diseases like pneumoconiosis and connective tissue diseases
  • Assessment of chemotherapy effects with recognized medicines
  • Assessment of hemorrhage disorders
  • Pulmonary vascular disorders
  • Asthma segregation in patients with obstruction of airways
  • Assessment of cardiovascular diseases
  • Prediction of saturated oxygen reduction in patients during exercise