CPET- Comprehensive Heart and Lung Stress Test

Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing is designed to gather information on how the heart and lungs perform during a period of exercise taken to maximum exertion in a clinically controlled environment.


  1. VO2 Max (aerobic capacity/maximum rate of oxygen consumption)
  2. Lactate threshold (LT/VT1/AT1)
  3. Respiratory compensation point (VT2/AT2/Lactic acid overload threshold)
  4. Aerobic power output
  5. Heart rate response during exercise

3 Key Benefits

  1. Heart and lung stress test to determine if dynamic heart and lung response is normal.
  2. Provides an objective measurement of cardiovascular fitness and key performance indicators of aerobic fitness.
  3. Prescription of cardiovascular exercise to ensure exercise is effective and appropriate for current state of fitness in order to reach fitness related goals.

Who needs the test

  1. Any pre or post op patient looking to maximise or monitor effective recovery
  2. Any person embarking on an exercise regime wanting to check their heart and lungs function normally under maximum stress
  3. Any person embarking on a fitness challenge who may want to maximise training zones around lactic threshold.
  4. Any person seeking improvement in their aerobic or cardiovascular capability who would like to know more about how to train effectively and be able to monitor improvements.

Laboratory services begin at £150 per hour up to £540 for a full assessment and report with one of our Leading Performance Science experts.

Enquire now to find out more or book your assessment. Please contact the Front of House team at CHHP on 020 7637 7677 or email

Dan Agnew

Dan Agnew

Dan is a physiologist at CHHP working with both clinical and fitness populations for performance testing and group and personal training. Dan graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Science before completing an MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology from St Mary’s. During his time studying Dan focused on gaining experience in both personal training […]
Professor Greg Whyte OBE

Professor Greg Whyte OBE

Director of Human Performance & Physical Activity Expert
Greg is an expert in environmental physiology having previously led preparation of Team GB for 5 Olympic Games.
Jim Pate

Jim Pate

CPET Lab Manager & Physiologist
Jim is the senior Physiologist and Lab Manager at CHHP. Jim specialises in Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing and heads up all of CHHP’s Exercise Physiology services. Jim’s career began when he studied his BSc at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Biology and Chemistry before going on to study a Masters in […]