Northern Respiratory provides a comprehensive lung function service for investigation of respiratory conditions. We are equipped to diagnose and treat patients in one convenient location, under the supervision of a respiratory physician.

We are committed to providing a high quality, professional service in a comfortable and patient friendly environment, to assist in evaluation and diagnosis. Tests are conducted by our trained and experienced respiratory technicians in a timely manner, in accordance with international standards and with results reviewed by a respiratory physician within 24 hours.

If you are concerned about your breathing, you may benefit from a lung function test. We welcome referrals from all GP's and specialists. If you any queries, please email us at reception@nrfu.com.au or call us on (08) 8287 2040.

Please Note: You will be required to perform a RAT test prior to any Lung Function Testing - this is to be done on site in front of the respiratory technician.  We can supply you with one at a cost or bring your own.

You should consider a lung function test if you cough several times a day, frequently feel short of breath, bring up phlegm or mucus most days and/or are a smoker or ex-smoker.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a few of our Frequently asked Questions, a complete list can be found here.

How much will the test cost?

A fee estimate will be provided at the time of booking. All accounts are payable in full on the day. Pensioner and health care card concession holders are bulk billed when referred for lung function testing only (ie. this policy does not include consults). We accept cash, cheques, EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard and DVA Gold Card.
A Medicare rebate applies to all tests except for testing associated with employment or recreational medicals. GST is additionally charged for all pre-employment or recreational tests.


Do I need to arrive early?

It is advised that you arrive approximately 10-15 minutes before your appointment to complete some paperwork.


What do I need to bring?

You will need to obtain a referral from your doctor before you have the test, which you will need to bring to your appointment. You also need to bring your valid Medicare card, plus any concession cards (pension, health care card, DVA) on the day of your test.more...


What will happen to my results?

Your results will be reviewed and reported on by a Respiratory Physician. A copy of your results should be forwarded to your referring doctor within 24 hours of the test. If possible, urgent studies can be reported on the same day. Please inform staff at time of booking.more...