Do you have a chronic (regular) cough? With shortness of breath and wheezing?
Do you get a feeling of tightness in the chest?
Do you have trouble sleeping because of breathing difficulty?
Are you unable to take part in physical activities?
Then you may have asthma!
Asthma is defined as a “chronic inflammatory disease of the airway” that causes the above symptoms.
The tests included in the panel are as follows:
- PEFR (Peak Expiratory Flow Rate)
- Chest X-Ray
- Allergy Test – Respiratory Panel (20 allergens)
Tests that might help with a diagnosis of asthma include allergy blood tests.
While allergy tests alone are not sufficient to make an asthma diagnosis, when the test results are combined with your personal history of reactivity to an allergen, your doctor will have a better idea if the suspected allergen is causing your allergic asthma.
These tests may also determine if you have an infection or if there is another problem. After performing allergy tests, your doctor may know what’s triggering your asthma and allergy symptoms, and be able to treat these symptoms more effectively.