As the signs and degree of asthma symptoms vary from person to person, it’s essential to track the severity of the condition and any changes over time. Whether your flare-ups occur while exercising, allergy-induced, due to a respiratory infection, stress, or occupational irritants, without proper diagnosis and an appropriate management plan, the condition can be life-threatening. By performing a FeNO test, our office can determine the amount of nitric acid in your breath, the degree of inflammation in your airways, and the most effective approach to care.
Effective management depends on precise diagnostic testing.
For patients with allergic or eosinophilic asthma, a FeNO test offers an objective and accurate measurement of airway inflammation. Beyond being a valuable diagnostic tool, this test also provides the following benefits:
While conventional evaluation methods measure airflow, a FeNO test quantifies the degree of airway inflammation. With reliable data on airway inflammation and steroid responsiveness in hand, well-informed and therapeutic treatment decisions can be made. Recommended by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), a FeNO test supports the accurate assessment, management, and long-term monitoring of asthmatic conditions.
A convenient, quick, and non-invasive diagnostic tool
Simple, safe, and easy to perform; a FeNO test is well tolerated by both children and adults. While instructed and supervised by a member of our office team, all a patient needs to do is take a slow, deep breath in and then exhale steadily and evenly into a tube attached to a specialized electronic measurement device. Typically, the entire test can be performed in five minutes, with accurate results available soon after that.
At North Jersey Pulmonary Associates, we maintain a position at the forefront of advances in technology and care. We use the NIOX VERO®, one of the most utilized and well respected FeNO testing devices across the globe.