Messer Group supplies Lung Function Gases as a certified medical product. The product is registered as a medical device in Hungary and Poland.
Please note that in other European countries, Lung Function Gases are considered a medicinal product. In general, Lung Function Gases as a drug have to be prescribed by a physician.
Lung Function Gases as medical device, containing a tracer gas, are used during lung function tests. The exhaled gas is analysed and differences in the concentration of the tracer gas can be used to measure pulmonary function, lung blood flow and cardiac index.
When used in conjunction with diagnostic equipment, these gas mixtures measure different functions of the lungs, to help assessing patients with serious lung or cardiac disorders such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or interstitial lung disease.
Messer’s clients mainly order 10L and/ or 31,5L cylinders. The composition and the concentration of the Lung Function Gases can be varied and adapted to customers’ needs. Please contact your local subsidiary for further inquiries.