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spt

(Sectors Per Track) The number of sectors in one track.

penetration test

A test which measures the relative density of silt or sand at the bottom of a borehole. Also See dynamic penetration test and static penetration test.
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The skin prick test, also called a puncture test, is typically administered first to assess sensitivity and avoid the chances of a severe response.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve a serum for a standardized skin prick test soon.
Results showed 75 percent of these children had asthma at aged 12 compared to 36 percent of children without a positive skin prick test.
SPTs were positive for aeroallergens in 32% (67) of the subjects; 14% (29) were monosensitive to aeroallergens and 18% (38) had 2 or more positive skin prick tests for aeroallergens (Table I).
Data also showed a great degree of variability in the number of tests performed, the skin prick test devices used, and interpretation of test results.
A consultation with allergy nurse Jill White, including a skin prick test or blood test and free membership with Allergy UK, costs pounds 140.
Skin prick test - under medical supervision, a tiny solution of the suspected food is put on the skin and the skin is then pricked.
A skin prick test will usually identify the allergen but, in some cases, the allergen cannot be found.
They defined "allergic sensitization" as a reaction of a 4 mm-diameter wheal (or larger) with a 10 mm flare (or larger) to any one of six commercial extracts used in a skin prick test while displaying no reaction to the control substances saline and histamine.
Detecting immune responses to it would distinguish BCG-vaccinated people from TB-infected people, which the currently-used tuberculin skin prick test (the Mantoux test) is unable to do.
The skin prick test is also used, which involves a piece of food placed on the body next to a small scratch.