Jefferson University Hospitals

Peak Flow Measurement

Jefferson physicians use a variety of procedures to determine the severity of asthma including peak flow measurement, which involves using a peak flow meter. Peak flow measurement is performed by physicians with special expertise in asthma and medical/respiratory technologists in Jefferson's Asthma Program.

Our Program offers comprehensive services related to asthma diagnosis, treatment and patient education, and we enjoy a national reputation in asthma research and in the management of difficult asthmatic conditions. Specialized services on site include pulmonary function testing, testing for airways hyperreactivity, skin testing for aeroallergens, cardiopulmonary exercise testing and testing for vocal cord dysfunction.