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Sample Topic: Asthma

Asthma : Last revised in December 2013

What additional tests are available in secondary care?

  • Other tests available in secondary care include:
    • Indirect testing for bronchoconstriction, for example more than 15% decrease in the forced expiratory value in 1 second after 6 minutes of running.
    • Testing for bronchial hyper-responsiveness using histamine or methacholine.

Basis for recommendation
These recommendations are based on the British guideline on the management of asthma: a national clinical guideline [SIGN and BTS, 2011].