Spirometry is the best test to detect airway obstruction, categorize the severity of obstructive lung diseases, and objectively measure changes in severity because of disease progression or treatment. However, peak flow may be helpful to rule out moderate to severe airway obstruction and for home monitoring in some patients with asthma.
- Airway resistance
- Bronchodilator response
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine