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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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Detractors of this proposal may argue that false positive skin tests could unnecessarily preclude patients from receiving PBVD, but the use of a standardised intradermal screening protocol would make this extremely uncommon and, in this setting, there are other means of finding sentinel nodes.
Anyone carrying out a skin test should look for patches of reddened skin, however slight.
All salons should be carrying out skin tests without hesitation.
Baseline steroid use was 42% in the rituximab group and 19% in the methotrexate-only group, whereas the proportion of patients with a positive skin test was 48% in the rituximab group and 71% in the methotrexate-only population, he said.
Higher Burrow wanted the court to order the re-testing of the animals which had only tested positive to the blood test, and not to the skin test.
Screening involves a Mantoux skin test, to be carried out within the school setting, and a simple chest X-ray, which will be carried out at special clinics arranged by University Hospital.
Hindu leaders were clutching at the slender hope that the Welsh Assembly government would grant a second bTB skin test.
The TB (Mantoux) skin test measures the immune response to an intradermal injection of tuberculin (purified protein derivative [PPD]) and is important for diagnosing adult and particularly pediatric TB (1).
National expert guidelines were being followed and students who may have been in contact with the affected pupil were being offered screening, initially by having a skin test and assessment.
I know we should take some of the responsibility but she should have done a skin test first.
16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, said the new test can be administered in place of the 100-year-old tuberculin skin test, which involves injections on the forearm delivered through six tiny prongs and requires patients to return to their physician days later to interpret results.