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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Living with COPD. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute website. Available at: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/copd. Accessed October 15, 2018.
Last reviewed March 2018 by Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
Last Updated: 3/30/2018