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Can bronchoprovocation tests only check for asthma?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

Bronchorovocation tests actually test for bronchospasm which can be present in other diseases besides asthma.
Other diseases include some sinus diseases, cystic fibrosis, copd, etc. So, if the test is positive for the presence of bronchospasm, your doctor still needs to consider the whole clinical picture to make the correct diagnosis.

In brief: Depends...

Bronchorovocation tests actually test for bronchospasm which can be present in other diseases besides asthma.
Other diseases include some sinus diseases, cystic fibrosis, copd, etc. So, if the test is positive for the presence of bronchospasm, your doctor still needs to consider the whole clinical picture to make the correct diagnosis.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Jeffrey Simons
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

As far as i know it checks for hyper reactivity of the airways.
This is a hallmark of asthma.

In brief: Yes

As far as i know it checks for hyper reactivity of the airways.
This is a hallmark of asthma.
Dr. Jeffrey Simons
Dr. Jeffrey Simons
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