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Knowing all about your asthma triggers and symptoms can help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe the most effective treatment. Learn about the tests your doctor may use to make an asthma diagnosis. Discover more about lung or pulmonary function tests and the different tests used for allergy and asthma. 


Can't catch your breath? Cough frequently at nighttime? Ask your doctor to see if you might have asthma. Read more about the tests your doctor will use to make the diagnosis.

Newly diagnosed? It’s important to understand which health care professionals will help you stay well with asthma. Read more about asthma specialists.

It's a good idea to know what to ask your asthma doctor before you step into the office.


There are several asthma tests your doctor may use to make an asthma diagnosis. Read about the most common asthma tests before your next appointment.

To determine if you have asthma or other lung problems, your doctor will perform lung function or pulmonary function tests. Learn more about lung function tests so you'll know what to expect as your doctor makes a diagnosis.

Almost anything can trigger an allergic reaction. Learn about allergy tests and how they are used to make a diagnosis of allergies or asthma. Find out how to prepare for allergy tests.

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