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Being tested for asthma will typically include a medical history, including any pattern related to the symptoms or possible precipitating factors. Spirometry, which uses pulmonary function tests to study the air volume and flow rate within the lungs,  can help detect asthma. Your doctor will look at vital capacity, peak expiratory flow rate and forced expiratory volume.

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