Our Services

Respiratory Centre

The on-site Burnside Respiratory Centre (Lung Function Unit) provides a complete range of lung function tests to both adults and children (from age 6) with respiratory symptoms. These tests aid in the diagnosis and ongoing management of asthma, emphysema and other lung disorders.

The investigations that are available include:

  • Spirometry (Pre- and Post-bronchodilator)
  • Diffusing Capacity (Transfer Factor)
  • Lung Volumes (Body Plethysmography)
  • Bronchial Challenge Testing (Aridol™)
  • Ambulatory Pulse Oximetry (6 Minute Walk Test)


Tests are conducted by a qualified Pulmonary Technician and reported on by a Respiratory Physician.

Patients are usually tested within a week of referral from their doctor, with results provided within 48 hours. Modern computerised equipment ensures that tests are performed quickly and accurately.

If you would like to refer a patient for respiratory function tests, please download and print the attached form.

Appointments can be made by phoning the Unit on 8202 7272 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Information & resources

Burnside Respiratory Centre Referral Form 2016

13 July 2016 / 492 KB / pdf

Download a referral form for the Burnside Respiratory Centre


Burnside Respiratory Centre

at Burnside Hospital

120 Kensington Road

Toorak Gardens

Phone 8202 7272

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