Last updated on:May 12th, 2022
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A 52-year-old woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis and three episodes of pneumonia requiring hospital admission in the last 6 years comes to the physician because of a 6-month history of cough, sputum, and dyspnea. Physical examination shows diffuse bilateral rhonchi and wheezing on lung auscultation. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial test to confirm the diagnosis?