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patch test

n.
A test for allergic sensitivity in which a suspected allergen is applied to the skin on a small surgical pad.

patch test

n
(Medicine) med a test to detect an allergic reaction by applying small amounts of a suspected substance to the skin and then examining the area for signs of irritation

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n.
a test for suspected allergy in which a patch impregnated with an allergen is applied to the skin.
[1930–35]
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Noun1.patch test - a test to determine allergic sensitivity by applying small pads soaked with allergen to the unbroken skin
skin test - any test to determine immunity or sensitivity to a disease by introducing small amounts on or into the skin
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