Airway Components of Asthma Assessment
Airways assessment should include a confirmation of diagnosis and an objective measurement of variable expiratory airflow obstruction. This may be performed in conjunction with a bronchial provocation test, under controlled conditions. However, it should be noted that some people with severe asthma may exhibit minimal reversibility. This assessment should also include consideration of acute exacerbation history and risks and airway inflammation (e.g. sputum assessment or FeNO measurement. Also see Diagnosis & Assessment.