Pulmonary Exercise Laboratory
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The Pulmonary Exercise Laboratory conducts exercise testing to evaluate cardiopulmonary and metabolic responses and to obtain an overall assessment of exercise tolerance in children with pulmonary and cardiopulmonary disorders, as well as in children with symptoms of chest pain, chest tightness, dyspnea and exercise intolerance.

Pulmonary function testing is performed in conjunction with exercise testing in the evaluation of exercise-induced asthma.

Procedures and tests include:

  • Progressive maximal exercise testing on a cycle ergometer or treadmill
  • Progressive or steady-state submaximal exercise testing on a cycle ergometer or treadmill
  • Exercise testing on a treadmill, preceded and followed by pulmonary function testing to evaluate exercise-induced bronchoconstriction/asthma
  • Six-minute walk test

Getting Here

Pulmonary Exercise Laboratory
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 476-3774
Fax: (415) 353-9353

Hours: Wednesday and Friday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

What to Bring

    • Exercise clothes, including pair of comfortable shoes, T-shirt and comfortable shorts or pants to wear during exercise testing
    • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
    • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
    • Recent test results related to your child's condition
    • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to check in

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Ngoc Ly
Ngoc Ly, MD, MPH
Pediatric pulmonologist
Kensho Iwanaga
Kensho Iwanaga, MD, MPH
Pediatric pulmonologist
Minh Huynh
Minh Huynh
Respiratory care practitioner
Phyllis Moore
Phyllis Moore
Respiratory care practitioner