Meredith Respiratory Clinic
Rickard Road Bankstown

The Meredith Respiratory Clinic located on Rickard Road includes consulting suites, a respiratory laboratory, and a clinical trials unit for research into major respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We have two respiratory scientists who will collaborate with major drug companies to develop and test new treatments aimed at improving the lives of patients who suffer from these conditions.

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial please call (02) 97902378. Please revisit this site as details of specific trials will be posted when they become available.

This service provides for diagnosis and treatment of all respiratory and sleep conditions. We provide healthcare that is experienced, advanced and accessible to everyone.

Contact reception on (02) 9790 2378 for all your appointment info.

Respiratory Laboratory Information

Call (02) 9790 2378. suite 2 level 5 41-45 Rickard Rd Bankstown, NSW 2200

Available Studies

  • Detailed Lung Function

  • Asthma Challenge

  • Spirometry

  • Allergy Skin Test

Lung function tests are a way of measuring the function of the lungs. This helps in the diagnosis of lung disease and monitoring the response to treatment.

To do these tests it will require you to perform maximum efforts by blowing in to a disposable mouth piece with a bacterial filter.

The types of lung function tests include:

Measures if the bronchial tubes are narrowed and helps diagnose conditions such as Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The test is performed seated and takes 10-20 minutes and is repeated after taking a bronchodilator inhaler. Please note instruction sheet in regard to withholding your medications on the day of testing.

This test measures how well a gas diffuses across the alveoli in your lung and into your blood stream. This is an important test for conditions such as emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis.

Type of Test Instructions
Detailed Lung Function Test
(Spirometry before and after bronchodilator, lung volumes, DLCO)
Withhold inhaled medications for 8 hours before appointment if possible.
(Flow/volume loops before and after bronchodilator)
Withhold inhaled medications for 8 hours before appointment.
Asthma Work Up
(Spirometry, bronchial provocation test, skin prick test for inhaled allergies)
Withhold inhaled medications at least 8 hours before appointment. Withhold antihistamines for 1 week before appointment.
Asthma Challenge
(Bronchial provocation test)
Withhold inhaled medications at least 8 hours before appointment.
Allergy Skin Test
(Skin prick tests for aeroallergens)
Withhold antihistamines for 1 week before appointment.

For directions, visit our Contact Us page, and for any more information, visit our FAQs page or contact us on (02) 9790 2378. We look forward to having you and thank you for choosing Meredith Sleep Clinic.