Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
by Alayne Ronnenberg, ScD
The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are administered to people who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions, but do not have any symptoms.
There are no current screening guidelines or tests for COPD.
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Accessed February 22, 2017.
Last reviewed February 2017 by Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
Last Updated: 3/15/2015
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