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What does DLCO stand for?

DLCO stands for Carbon Monoxide Diffusing Capacity (lung function)

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Spirometry results, lung volumes, and measures of carbon monoxide diffusing capacity had been normal in 13 of the soldiers, while another 19 had shown only isolated low carbon monoxide diffusing capacity.
Information about total lung capacity is also available in the second most commonly used pulmonary function test, the carbon monoxide diffusing capacity (DLCO).
Pulmonary function testing revealed reduced lung volumes, including forced ventilatory capacity (46% of predicted), forced expiratory volume in 1 sec (54% of predicted), total lung capacity (53% of predicted), functional residual capacity (43% of predicted), and carbon monoxide diffusing capacity (36% of predicted).