Spirometry – recommended by NICE for determination of all asthmatics
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides guidance and advice to improve health and social care.
NICE guideline [NG80] Published date: November 2017
Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management
This guideline covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma in adults, young people and children. It aims to improve the accuracy of diagnosis, help people to control their asthma and reduce the risk of asthma attacks. It does not cover managing severe asthma or acute asthma attacks.
Recommendation for Lung function tests:
Offer spirometry to adults, young people and children aged 5 and over if a diagnosis of asthma is being considered. Regard a forced expiratory volume in 1 second/forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC) ratio of less than 70% (or below the lower limit of normal if this value is available) as a positive test for obstructive airway disease (obstructive spirometry). Read more.
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