Why you should no longer be using ECCS predicted values for spirometry testing
Since 2013 the Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP) has not recommended the use of ECCS normal values for spirometry testing. Instead, they now recommend the use of the GLI (Global Lung Function Initiative) values that were released in 2012.
The GLI predicted values are technically much better than the ECCS values and have a wider age range (ages 3 – 95) without any extrapolation of data.
Full details can be found on the ARTP website: http://www.artp.org.uk/en/professional/gli-ref-eqns/
Our SpiroConnect spirometer fully supports GLI values, and allows you to easily select these within the software. This will give you accurate percent predicted results for all patients between the ages of 3 and 95 inclusive.