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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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|Noun||1.||tuberculin 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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n. prueba de la tuberculina.
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