STUDY OBJECTIVES: Diagnosing asthma is not always easy, and there are times when objective tests can be helpful. The extent to which these tests alter the probability of asthma depends on how much more commonly the test result is positive in subjects with asthma compared to healthy subjects and particularly subjects with conditions that are commonly confused with asthma. We set out to compare the sensitivity and specificity of different tests in this setting. DESIGN: Single-center, cross-sec...Expand abstract
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A comparison of the validity of different diagnostic tests in adults with asthma.
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