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To make a diagnosis of asbestosis, your doctor will:

  • Take a detailed medical and work history. It is important to answer all questions they might ask.
  • Do a physical exam.
  • Do a breathing test called spirometry. Spirometry is a quick, simple test where you blow fast and hard through a tube attached to a machine. The machine will show how much air you can push out and how fast.
  • Do a chest X-ray.
  • Do a CT (computerized tomography) scan.


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