skin test

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skin test

[′skin ‚test]
(immunology)
A procedure for evaluating immunity status involving the introduction of a reagent into or under the skin.
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Prick and intradermal tests compared with specific IgE in allergic assessment.
Skin sensitivity to rocuronium and vecuronium: Prick tests are not intradermal tests.
Three of the patients with an allergy to a drug or food with possible relevance to anaesthesia had positive intradermal tests to the known allergen (ampicillin, pethidine, atropine) and no patient had a positive intradermal test to anaesthetic drugs.
62 kUA/L and negative skin prick and intradermal tests for fentanyl and thiopental.
In 1955, 3 febrile children (siblings) admitted to a hospital in Havana, Cuba, were diagnosed with CSD based on their symptoms and the positive results of intradermal tests using the Foshay antigen (3).
Physicians can use a variety of tests to diagnose allergic rhinitis, including in vitro lab testing, scratch or puncture tests and intradermal tests.
Occasionally, if intradermal tests reveal an allergy to a specific agent, hyposensitization, by injecting increasing amounts of the allergen, may lead to a cure.