Bronchoprovocation testing with methacholine can help to rule out a diagnosis of current asthma.
AARC Members may earn a total of 4.0 hours of CRCE credits
These courses were designed to assist with the implementation of the methacholine challenge test. They also provide a “ready to use” QA program for those currently providing the services.
What is Provocholine?
Provocholine is the only FDA approved methacholine chloride for the diagnosis of bronchial hyperresponsiveness. A negative methacholine challenge test can essentially rule out asthma.
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