Spirette: Each test performed requires the use of a spirette. This is a single-patient-use mouthpiece which ensures that no contamination can reach the internal flow path of the device. This means that no cleaning is required between patients, and no calibration, ever. Simply toss the spirette after each test session.
Barriette: For a DLCO test, in addition to the spirette, you will need to use a barriette. This protects the valve and hose system from contamination, eliminating the need for cleaning between patients.
FRC barriette: This is similar to the DLCO barriette, but used only when performing a multi-breath washout test.
Gasses: The DLCO test requires a standard medical grade DLCO gas mixture consisting of 0.3% Carbon Monoxide, 10% Helium, 21% Oxygen, remainder Nitrogen. The multi-breath washout test requires 100% Oxygen. These gasses are readily available from your local medical gas supplier in various tank sizes. We will assist you in selecting the appropriate tank regulators required for connection to the device.