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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.
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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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skin′ test`


n.
a medical test in which a substance is introduced into the skin, as for the detection of an antibody reaction to an infectious disease.
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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
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Translations

skin test

nprova di reazione cutanea
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The difference of decision making between allergists and non-allergists was observed in patients for whom penicillin was indicated regardless of clinical severity and who had been skin-tested with penicillin reagents (P values < 0.01).
The different management of penicillin allergy between allergists and non-allergists was mainly observed in patients with a history of severe non-immediate reaction and in patients with a history of an immediate reaction, particularly in the patients who have been skin-tested with penicillin reagents.
Patient A was not tuberculin skin-tested. He died of progressive respiratory insufficiency on July 25, 1990.