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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
Limited Options!: This drug, a muscarinic receptor agonist, non-selectively causes smooth muscle contraction in the airways and is used to diagnose "reactive" airway di ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It's hard: An experienced physician, pulmonologist, allergist, etc. Is able to tell when patients are not putting enough effort into a test.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Methacholin: Challenge is used if the diagnosis of asthma is in question. There is nothing to do to prepare to pass the test.you need to follow your doctors instru ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Less than 1hr: Less than 1 hr. 30min is about average, depending on how efficient the staff performing the test is in setting up each step, etc. It also depends on ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bare
49 years experience Family Medicine
Yes different: Histamine a compound that is released by cells in response to injury and in allergic and inflammatory reactions, causing contraction of smooth muscle ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Same day...: ... If your doctor is available when performing the test. They should be able to tell you immediately the results.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suresh Anand
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Methacholine test: The test result is available as soon as the test is completed. It can take half to one hour. A physician has to interpret the test results. Some times ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe not asthma: A 19 yo with a negative methacholine challenge. A methacholine challenge test is ordered when a diagnosis of asthma is suspected but cannot be proven ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suresh Anand
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Methacholine test: At the national jewish hospital in denver we did lot of research work for the diagnosis of asthma. The test can take up to about an hour. The patient ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Bronchospasm : Methacholine induces bronchospasm in susceptible patients. Once it is inhaled, you undergo pulmonary function testing looking for airway obstruction. ... Read More

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