Mobile Spirometry Unit

Over 40,000 individuals have been tested for COPD through our Mobile Spirometry Unit.

Launched in 2007, the Mobile Spirometry Unit (MSU) was created to provide a vital service to the general public through its COPD screening and lung function testing.

Today, the MSU is a screening program that serves as part of the DRIVE4COPD® public awareness campaign. In addition to providing essential screenings and lung function testing, it also disseminates educational materials on lung health.

The screenings are administered by respiratory therapists in various health fairs and community events across the nation. Individuals over the age of 35 are typically asked to take a brief, five-question screener to assess their risk.

If the score indicates a high risk, they may be asked to complete further testing which includes a simple breathing test to measure lung volume (a.k.a. spirometry).

Our goal: make lung health screening as customary as blood pressure or cholesterol testing.

To request additional information about onsite lung testing, or for respiratory therapists who are interested in joining us, please contact Stephanie Williams at swilliams@copdfoundation.org.