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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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Sophie was told she'd have to wait at least 48 hours after having the skin test before she could proceed with colouring the rest of her hair.
Another test which has found favour among clinicians in detection of autoimmune urticarial is the autologous plasma skin test (APST) which is considered to be more sensitive.
Because PPL and MDM reagents are no longer commercially available and other studies have also shown their limited usefulness (18), we use commercial penicillin G and the culprit drug in intravenous form for skin tests.
There are ways of identifying patients allergic to this drug preoperatively as well as alternative agents and surgical techniques that can be used in those with a positive skin test.
For example, if a physician believes a parent is unlikely to return for the reading of a tuberculin skin test result, the IGRA may be indicated.
They found that 43% of the adults and children from rural areas had skin tests positive to cockroaches compared to 41% of inner-city patients.
Except where otherwise stated, the results of skin tests are those read after 48 h.
Patients 3, 4, and 5 are not; They should be evaluated with the conventional TB skin test.
The best way to do this is to see an allergist for a series of skin prick tests that expose you to a tiny bit of the allergen to see if you develop a welt at the site of the skin test.
VALENCIA - A new tuberculosis test developed by a local company that is aimed at replacing the century-old prickly skin test was introduced Monday at San Francisco County clinics, officials said.
Four other staff at this shelter recently tested positive on TB skin tests.
An inmate brought an action against a state corrections department, challenging its policy of placing inmates who refuse annual, mandatory tuberculosis skin tests on religious grounds, into tuberculin hold for one year.