The Asthma Center

What tests are ordered?

Tests often used to evaluate asthma and potential asthma symptoms include:

  • Allergy skin testing
  • Chest X-ray
  • Sinus X-rays or sinus C.T. scans
  • Studies for gastroesophageal reflux
  • Blood work
  • Sweat test in young children (for cystic fibrosis)
  • Pulmonary function testing/methacholine challenge test
  • Peak flow monitoring at home
  • Quantitative immunoglobulins (for immunodeficiencies)
  • Rhinolaryngoscopy (endoscopic examination of the upper airway)