Last updated: Thursday, 11, November, 2010
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The diagnosis of asthma is made by clinical assessment and lung function testing.
In acute asthma, blood gases and haemoximetry may be required.
The factors precipitating asthma should be identified by history, together with skin prick allergen testing and/or allergen specific immunoglobulin E.
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
See under Aspergillosis.