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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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Paul Reardon, managing director at Hairport Hair, said they don't offer colour treatments to anyone aged below 16 and they apply skin tests to every client who wants their hair dyed at the salon.
In Autologous serum skin test positive patients of Group 2, null hypothesis and unpaired 't' test applied for urticaria activity score, urticaria total severity score, antihistamine score and dermatological quality of life index.
This study was undertaken to investigate skin autoreactivity in chronic idiopathic urticaria by using plasma anticoagulated with sodium citrate and compare autologous plasma skin test (APST) with autologous serum skin test (ASST).
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.
Anyone carrying out a skin test should look for patches of reddened skin, however slight.
In addition, tuberculin skin tests are difficult to place intradermally, and if they are not intradermal, you cannot interpret them, he said.
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.
Hugh Mercer QC, appearing for Higher Burrow, told a judge sitting at London's High Court that the results of the skin test and blood test showed 'a massive disparity'.
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.