TITLE

scratch test

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1961
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "scratch test" is presented. It refers to the placement of an appropriate dilution of a test material, suspected of being an allergen, in a lightly scratched area of the skin. The scratch test is one of three tests used for detection of IgE antibodies in patients with a history of penicillin allergy.
ACCESSION #
21245101

 

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