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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 a randomized double-blind manner, skin-test sites on 1 arm were covered with 1 mL of placebo cream (Aqueous cream BP, Sandoz, Bordon, Hants, UK) and the skin-test sites on the contralateral arm were covered with zinc sulfate (2) dissolved in aqueous cream to a concentration of 1% elemental zinc.
Control TB skin-test areas to which placebo cream had been applied yielded significantly smaller reactions in persons with lower concentrations of plasma zinc (p = 0.
The TB skin-test results were read in a blinded manner, and reactions to tests with zinc cream applications were an average of 32% larger than the contralateral control skin test reactions with placebo cream applied (Figure 1; p<0.
Tuberculin Skin-Test Conversion Categories and Statistical Analyses
Risk factors for tuberculin skin-test conversion are described in the Table.
The finding that groundskeepers and not animal handlers were associated with a higher risk of tuberculin skin-test conversion was unexpected.