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    By Dr. Rose

    • Dr. Cecile Rose

      Cecile Rose, MD, MPH
      Director, Occupational & Environmental Medicine Clinic

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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: Diagnosis


Several tests can be used in the diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis:

  • Imaging such as a chest X-ray or high resolution chest CT scan
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Blood tests such as antibody panels
  • Sometimes, surgical lung biopsy is necessary to confirm the diagnosis of HP
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