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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.

Aside from routine doctor visits, there are no screening tests or screening guidelines for asthma. Diagnosis begins when asthma symptoms are present.

References

Asthma in adults and adolescents. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated August 11, 2015. Accessed August 14, 2015.

Athma in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated May 27, 2015. Accessed August 14, 2015.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/asthma/Pages/default.aspx. Accessed August 14, 2015.



Last reviewed August 20145 by Michael Woods, MD

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