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Also known as: bronchial provocation tests, methacholine challenge test.
A bronchial challenge test is a tool used by physicians to diagnose asthma and other breathing problems. It involves using chemicals or allergens in a controlled environment to simulate the symptoms of asthma, and then diagnose the results.
The patient first does some basic breathing tests in order to establish lung function before the test. Then the patient inhales a chemical known as methacholine, or another allergy-causing substance, through a nebulizer machine. Afterward, the patient repeats the breathing tests, and the physician notes the changes in lung function.
Reviewed by: Antonio Rodriguez, MD
This page was last updated on: January 18, 2022 06:50 PM