Physiological Measurement Department  


To provide the highest possible standards of diagnostic services to all NGHA patients and their dependents, and to comply with JCI standards in doing so.


To promote teamwork and efficiency throughout the Department whilst maintaining quality at all times.

Goals /Objectives:

  • ensure all staff adhere to Hospital Policy, JCI standards and Infection Prevention and Control procedures when performing their day-to-day duties in providing optimum patient care.

  • Ensure that all staffs are adequately qualified, trained and competent in performing respective diagnostic testing on both Inpatient and Outpatient.

  • Ensure the safety and welfare of patients is catered for at all times.

  • Ensure that all staff attends training programs or refresher courses (whenever possible), which will enhance professional development and technical expertise eq. BLS competency, Infection Control, Fire Safety etc.


The Physiological Measurement Department provides the highest quality of diagnostic procedures in the following areas upon referral from the respective Consultant and/or Specialist.

RESPIROLOGY (Pulmonary Function Lab)

All pulmonary function tests are routinely performed in Pulmonary Function Lab

  • Spirometry with / without bronchodilator

  • Lung volume measurement using Body Plethysmograph.

  • Gas Transfer Factor Test (DLCO) using Single Breath Hold Technique.

  • Bronchial Challenge Tests using Metacholine.

  • Arterial Blood Gas assessment.

  • Respiratory Muscle Strength (MIPS/MEPS).

  • Exercise Challenge Testing.

  • Portable Spirometry.

  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET).


The following procedures are routinely performed in the Sleep Disorders Lab;

  • Diagnostic Polysmnography (PSG)

  • Polysomnography for CPAP Titration

  • Polysomnography for CPAP Check

  • Polysomnography for BiPAP Titration

  • Polysomnography for BiPAP Check

  • Split-night Protocol

  • Overnight Polysomnography followed by Multiple Sleep Latency (MST)

  • 2 Overnight Polysomnographic studies for Parasomnia Patients

  • Polysomnography for Nocturnal seizure

  • Portable Sleep Study (Limited Sleep Study)


The following diagnostic procedures are routinely performed in the Neurophysiology Lab;

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) testing

  • Portable EEG testing

  • Electromyography (EMG) testing

  • Injection guidance of EMG system

  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS

  • Visual Evoked Response (VER)

  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)


Our Healthcare providers consist of the following:

  • (3) Pulmonary Laboratory Technologists

  • (4) Neurophysiology Laboratory Technicians

  • (4) Certified Polysomnography Technologists

  • (2) Unit Assistant

  • (1) Administrative Assistant

  • (2) Medical Transcriptionist

  • (1) Head, Cardiopulmonary

  • (1) Runner

Contact us:

  • Departmental Email:

  • Administrative Office: +966-12-6240000 ext.: 22754 / 22915 / 21835

  • Department Fax: +966-12-6240000 ext. : 21688


Hospital Entrance 2, in front of Dental Department.

Last Modified

17-Sep-2014 02:43 PM