tuberculin test


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tuberculin test

n.
Any of various tests used to determine past or present infection with the tubercle bacillus and based on hypersensitivity to tuberculin.
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Noun1.tuberculin test - a skin test to determine past or present infection with the tuberculosis bacteriumtuberculin test - a skin test to determine past or present infection with the tuberculosis bacterium; based on hypersensitivity of the skin to tuberculin
skin test - any test to determine immunity or sensitivity to a disease by introducing small amounts on or into the skin
Mantoux test - tuberculin (a derivative of tubercle bacillus) is injected intradermally; a red area appearing 1-3 days later signifies an exposure (past or present) to tubercle bacilli and the need for further testing
tine test - a tuberculin test in which a disk with several tines bearing tuberculin antigen is used to puncture the skin; development of a hard red area indicates past or present exposure to tubercle bacilli and the need for further testing
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tu·ber·cu·lin test

n. prueba de la tuberculina.
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Blood and fecal samples of all the tuberculin positive animals along with the same number of apparently disease-free animals and suspected cases for paratuberculosis (negative by tuberculin test but having chronic diarrhea) were collected and processed for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and Ziehl Neelsen (ZN) staining.
The Mantoux also known as tuberculin test is a screening test to detect the presence or absence of tubercular infection.
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