Common "Dlco" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


DLCO is the diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide. It is a test done to measure the ability of the lungs to transfer gas from inhaled air. It is a lung function test which is also known as a transfer factor for carbon monoxide. DLCO depends on the strong affinity and large absorption capacity of red blood cells for carbon monoxide.

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What my the report suggest about the KCO values and lung clots?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently visited a cardiologist for shortness of breath, but after doing all cardiac tests, the doctor said I do not have any heart problems. I have done the pulmonary function test (PFT) test, and I will attach the report. The test states mild diffusing capacity of lungs for ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Carbon monoxide transfer coefficient (KCO) is the carbon monoxide transfer coefficient. You should get a CT (computed tomography) ...  Read Full »

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