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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
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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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 29, 2019-: Allergy Skin Test Market Share 2019, Global Size, Segments, Regional Analysis, Industry Growth and Trends by Forecast to 2023
In studies, the two skin test products give similar results for most patients (5).
Interestingly enough, the original strain of bTB which is used in the cattle skin test was taken from a cow in 1947 - and while this test is still entirely effective in identifying that TB is present, the 1947 strain is never cultured today from bovine lesions.
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, undergoing the purified protein derivative skin test prior to bacillus Calmette-Guérin therapy may have therapeutic impact, according to a study published in the June issue of The Journal of Urology.
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.
Autologous serum skin test.8 was performed by withdrawing 5mL blood in disposable syringe under aseptic precaution.
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.
Skin test showed he had a nickel allergy, and the doctors stated that it is due to the iPad his family had bought in 2010.
Even among Thai allergists themselves, penicillin skin test is mainly performed by using penicillin G alone and the use of penicilloyl-polylysine and minor determinant mixture is mostly limited for research purposes.
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.