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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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In New Zealand, use of Assign-bTB has the potential to significantly reduce the number of non-tuberculous cattle or deer that falsely react to the skin test (false positives).
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.
This has destroyed my life' JULIE Nicholson is a prime example of why skin tests should be carried out before using hair dye - both in salons and in the home.
They reported that 44% of the atopic women and 34% of the atopic men had positive skin tests with cockroach allergen.
Except where otherwise stated, the results of skin tests are those read after 48 h.
The existing tuberculin skin test developed in the 1890s uses injections delivered through six tiny prongs, usually on the forearm, and requires patients to return to their physician to interpret results.
When you do a skin test on a patient and it turns positive and they are able to see it and feel it and scratch it, they're much more likely to do something about avoidance," Dr.
All skin tests included positive (histamine) and negative (glycerinated saline) controls.
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.
The use of the Gamma Interferon blood test will be piloted in certain areas alongside the traditional tuberculin skin tests in cattle, and there will be a wider application of the ``severe interpretation'' of skin test results.
Of 2,267 contacts who completed screening, 630 (28%) had newly documented positive skin tests (121 with skin test conversion).
It takes 72 hours for scientists to read the results of tuberculosis skin tests.