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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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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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All HIV-infected patients with symptoms compatible with TB should receive chest radiographs and other diagnostic evaluations, regardless of the results of tuberculin and companion antigen skin-tests.
A sputum specimen from a fourth patient was smear- and culture-negative, but the patient had a documented tuberculin skin-test conversion and an abnormal chest radiograph; both radiographic and clinical improvement were observed on anti-TB therapy.
On March 6, the Tuberculosis Control Division, City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health, conducted tuberculin skin-test screening of all 17 persons who resided in the facility on that date and 14 of 20 staff members; seven persons who had resided in the facility after November 1990, as well as six staff members, were unavailable during the initial screening.