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Screening for Asthma
The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
At this time, there are no screening tests or screening guidelines for asthma. Diagnosis begins when asthma symptoms are present.
American Academy of Pediatrics website. Available at: http://www.aap.org/. Accessed July, 2008.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx. Accessed July, 2008.
Last reviewed October 2012 by Brian Randall, MD
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