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Bronchoprovocation Challenge Test

A Bronchoprovocation Challenge Test is typically ordered by your physician to determine if you have an airways disease such as asthma. In general, you will inhale a nebulized solution to see if you develop symptoms of asthma or airflow obstruction measured by spirometry. If you develop either, your airways are hyperresponsive. The test may challenge you with:

  • Methacholine
  • Mannitol

The test takes about one hour to complete. Be sure to bring a list of your current medications with you to your appointment. The following medications may interfere with your test results. Therefore it is important that you stop taking them 48 hours prior to your appointment.

  • Proventil, Albuterol, Ventolin
  • Atrovent (Ipratropium)
  • Combivent
  • Spiriva
  • Theo 24, Theo-Dur, Uniphyl
  • Symbicort
  • Zyflo
  • Singulair
  • Advair
  • Serevent
  • Fordil (Formoterol)
  • Maxair
  • Flovent
  • Azmacort
  • Pulmicort
  • QVAR
  • Dulera

For More Information

If you have any questions about your test, please contact the PFT Lab at the location you are scheduled and a technician will assist you.

Mary Parkes Asthma Center: (585) 486-0147