BRONCHIAL CHALLENGE TEST (Methacholine Challenge)

This test is used for those suspected of asthma, but asthma was not clearly indicated by a Pulmonary Function Test (see above).

To prep for a Bronchial Challenge Test we ast that 8 hours before your test you avoid using Albuterol, Pro-Ai, Proventil, Ventolin and/or combivent.  Twenty-four (24) hours prior to our test, you are to avoid Ipratropium Bromide/Atrovent.   Forty-eight (48) hours before your test, you are to avoid using Serevent, Foradil and or Spiriva.

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