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Match test

Match test

Overview

The match test is one of many tests that evaluate pulmonary function. The test is performed by blowing out a match with forceful exhalation of the breath without puckering the lips.

Review Date 11/19/2015

Updated by: Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.