Mount Sinai team diagnoses asthma with nasal brush test

(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers have identified a genetic biomarker of asthma that can be tested for using a simple nasal brush and basic follow-up data analysis. This inexpensive diagnostic test can accurately identify mild to moderate asthma and differentiate it from other respiratory conditions.
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