Information for Referring Physicians

U-Breathe is committed to providing diagnostic testing and clinical evaluation for those suffering from various lung conditions. Our Pulmonary Function Laboratory provides a full range of services and accepts direct referrals. Consultations with the respirology specialist are also available.

You can expect:

  • Short wait-times
  • PFT results available on NetCare
  • Individualized approach
  • Simplified referral process
  • Comprehensive evaluation
  • Effective communication back with reports of assessment

Unfortunately the timeline of the referral process has been affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we are gradually re-opening, the expected wait times are as follows:
Referrals for Pulmonary Function Testing are completed within 2 weeks. The methacholine challenge test (MCT) is not currently available; Postponed until the pandemic is under better control.


Referrals for consultations:

Priority access is given to

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Sarcoidosis

Urgent referrals for consultation are seen within 4 weeks.

All other referrals will be seen within 3 to 6 months.

U-Breathe adheres to the most recent guidelines on re-opening testing and relaunching services as provided by CPSA and AHS. we have created program for relaunching services at the U-Breathe PFT Laboratory and Respirology Clinic.

Download U-Breathe Relaunch Strategy

Yes. The PFT lab provides a full range of services and accepts direct referrals. The results of the tests are sent to the requesting physicians directly and can be found on NetCare.

We are a referral based clinic, patients require a referral from their physician to be seen for our services. Common indications for referral are:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Shortness of Breath assessment
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Cough
  • Breathing Issues
  • Home Oxygen Assessment
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Respiratory Education

Patients do not require any specific testing prior to referral.

*Recent PFT and CXR are essential elements to pulmonary evaluation in most cases. If no recent PFT or CXR results are available, we may arrange these tests as part of our respirology consultation.

Most of the patients will have PFT testing (if required) and consultation with the Respirologist on the same day.

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