Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the lungs and occurs when the walls of the bronchi are inflamed and swollen. The infected airways become narrow and can cause:

  • Wheezing
  • Breathlessness
  • Coughing
  • Tightness of the Chest

Today 25 million people and 7 million children in the U.S. have asthma, making it one of the most common chronic diseases in children. Different asthma testing combined with medical history can pinpoint specific triggers to mitigate and control various symptoms. 

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FAQs on Asthma and Testing:

Who can be tested for asthma?

Adults and children of any age can be tested for various allergens. 

How is asthma testing done?

There are several asthma test methods but the most common two are:

  • Physical Exam – Inspect ears, eyes, nose, throat, skin, chest and lungs
  • Lung Function Test – Used to detect how well you exhale air from your lungs

What types of asthma testing are there?

There are four levels of asthma depending how severe it is. 

Intermittent Asthma;

  • Symptoms appear less than twice a week
  • Wake up less than two nights a month

Mild Persistent Asthma

  • Symptoms appear two or more days a week
  • Wake up three to four nights a month

Moderate Persistent Asthma

  • Symptoms occur at least every day
  • Wake up one or more nights a week

Severe Persistent Asthma

  • Symptoms occur during the day
  • Wake up every night due to asthma.

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