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skin test

n.
A test for detecting an allergy or infectious disease, performed by means of a patch test, scratch test, or intracutaneous injection of an allergen or extract of the disease-causing organism.

skin test

n
(Medicine) med any test to determine immunity to a disease or hypersensitivity by introducing a small amount of the test substance beneath the skin or rubbing it into a fresh scratch. See scratch test

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n.
a medical test in which a substance is introduced into the skin, as for the detection of an antibody reaction to an infectious disease.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skin test - any test to determine immunity or sensitivity to a disease by introducing small amounts on or into the skin
diagnostic assay, diagnostic test - an assay conducted for diagnostic purposes
Dick test - a skin test to determine your susceptibility to scarlet fever
patch test - a test to determine allergic sensitivity by applying small pads soaked with allergen to the unbroken skin
Schick test - a skin test for immunity to diphtheria
scratch test - a test to determine allergic sensitivity to various substances by applying them to scratches in the skin
tuberculin skin test, tuberculin test - a skin test to determine past or present infection with the tuberculosis bacterium; based on hypersensitivity of the skin to tuberculin
intradermal test, subcutaneous test - a form of skin test in which the suspected allergen is injected into the skin
Translations

skin test

nprova di reazione cutanea
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QuantiFERON is faster, less labor-intensive and more accurate in screening at-risk populations for latent TB infection than the century-old tuberculin skin test.
To be safe, doctors label some children as allergic to penicillin, but a skin test to verify the diagnosis rarely happens.
A TEENAGER who had an horrific allergic reaction after a skin test before colouring her hair is urging others not to be tempted to forgo the allergy test.
Staff at Hairport Hair in Merthyr Tydfil are trained to automatically give new customers who want a colour at the salon a skin test, also known as a patch test, so Sophie didn't think much of it when a senior stylist applied two small samples of hair dye behind her ears last Thursday.
5mm in perpendicular diameter than that of control then it is considered as Autologous Serum Skin Test positive and less than 1.
And the following information changed their physicians' behavior: Prior to testing, vancomycin was the most commonly used antibiotic in the inpatients, but its use was reduced by more than half based upon the skin test results, with a commensurate increase in prescriptions for semi-synthetic penicillins.
Objective To compare autologous serum skin test (ASST) and autologous plasma skin test (APST) in the diagnosis of autoimmune urticaria Patients and methods A prospective study was done in patients with chronic urticaria.
He said that this test is painless and easier to administer than the traditional skin test with a hypodermic needle.
Due to a nationwide shortage of tuberculin skin test antigens, federal health officials are recommending alternative ways of testing for tuberculosis.
None of the DPT reactions that occurred in skin test false-negative patients were severe (11).
The reasons for this were not reported, but in at least one instance it was because of a positive skin test (personal communication, D.
Under the conditions of the study, skin test reagents from two companies showed slightly better agreement with double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge results than did reagents from the third company.