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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

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(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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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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Replacing the inaccurate tuberculin skin test with the QFT blood test removes the false-positive results skin tests produce directly due to BCG vaccination, making the QFT-Plus result more accurate and believable to both the provider and the patient.
More than 85 percent of respondents reported that they never consulted with an allergist or immunologist for antibiotic allergies or skin tests, or they did so only once a year.
Paul Reardon, managing director at Hairport Hair, said they don't offer colour treatments to anyone aged below 16 and they apply skin tests to every client who wants their hair dyed at the salon.
Autologous plasma and serum skin tests were performed in all patients who were meeting the inclusion and exclusion criteria and readings were taken at the end of 30 minutes.
They warned that in surveillance programs that rely on routine skin tests, switching methods could "make serial changes in test results difficult to interpret.
In eight patients, skin tests were positive with PPL and in six with MDM.
Unlike food challenges, which directly measure an actual allergic reaction, skin tests and blood tests are proxies that detect the presence of IgE antibodies, immune-system chemicals released in response to allergens.
FREE SCREENINGS: Skin tests were offered at no cost to the first 100 participants who signed up at each Sam's Club on May 14 as part of the May observance of Skin Cancer Awareness month.
Detractors of this proposal may argue that false positive skin tests could unnecessarily preclude patients from receiving PBVD, but the use of a standardised intradermal screening protocol would make this extremely uncommon and, in this setting, there are other means of finding sentinel nodes.
Results of skin tests were compared with results of double-blind, placebo-controlled oral food challenges and open challenges to determine the sensitivity, specificity, and predictive indices of each reagent.
Although interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) are more accurate than standard tuberculin skin tests, they require 2-5 cc of blood, which can be a challenge in some children, Dr.
In addition, the blood test is preferred for Bacillus Calmette-Guerin--immunized children with a positive tuberculin skin test result, as well as for a child with a positive skin test with no known exposures (these are presumed to be false-positive tuberculin skin tests, he said).