tests needed to get a waiver for previous asthma?

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  1. 1son

    1son New Member

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    What tests would show that my son's lungs function properly, so that he could expect a waiver? Is the spirometry test the test he should have to determine if his lungs are 'fit' enough? Any other suggestions to help him get a waiver for this? He has not had any problems for about 4 years.

    Thank you for your info!
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    It depends on what is requested by the remedial authorities. Most times this includes a pulmonary function test with methacholine challenge. I wouldn't necessarily try to "get ahead of the game" by having these tests done prior to the request.
     
  3. 1son

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    thank you for your answer

    We will wait, and pray for the best.

    Thank you.
     
  4. cmccollum4693

    cmccollum4693 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    I had a similar situation, though in reality every case is different. I was on meds up until age 15, and did not have any attacks on my history. USMA paid for me to take a Methacholine Challenge Test to give them better proof on whether to grant or deny me a waiver. I passed the test and USMA did grant me the asthma waiver.
     

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