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Will my doctor order allergy tests when I get an exam for asthma?

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Allergy testing may be recommended to identify any allergies that trigger asthma symptoms.

From: Asthma Diagnosis and Tests WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

The Canadian Lung Association: "Signs and Symptoms of Asthma: Diagnosis."

National Jewish Medical and Research Center: "How Is Asthma Diagnosed?"

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "About Asthma: Diagnosing Asthma."

Mayo Clinic: “Asthma: Steps in testing and diagnosis.”

Medscape: “Asthma Guidelines.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 29, 2019

SOURCES: 

The Canadian Lung Association: "Signs and Symptoms of Asthma: Diagnosis."

National Jewish Medical and Research Center: "How Is Asthma Diagnosed?"

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "About Asthma: Diagnosing Asthma."

Mayo Clinic: “Asthma: Steps in testing and diagnosis.”

Medscape: “Asthma Guidelines.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 29, 2019

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