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What are the tests for interstitial pneumonia?
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Multiple tests
Imaging of the lung and in particular ct scan of the chest can often help define the kind of interstitial lung disease, in addition pulmonary function tests can quantify the amount of lung function loss.
Blood tests that detect abnormal antibodies seen in inflammatory diseases associated with interstitial pneumonia can be helpful, for example tests for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis.

In brief: Multiple tests
Imaging of the lung and in particular ct scan of the chest can often help define the kind of interstitial lung disease, in addition pulmonary function tests can quantify the amount of lung function loss.
Blood tests that detect abnormal antibodies seen in inflammatory diseases associated with interstitial pneumonia can be helpful, for example tests for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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