Simple saliva test to diagnose asthma

Posted by on September 16, 2016 1:30 pm
Categories: Top News

A new test that can diagnose asthma from a patient’s saliva has now been developed by researchers. To diagnose the condition doctors usually measure a person’s airflow lung capacity, however lung function tests can be inaccurate and do not reflect underlying changes associated with asthma. Other tests, such as blood, urine or sputum analysis can be distressing, particularly for younger patients.

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