allergy skin test

allergy skin test

a skin test used to detect allergic reactions. Properly performed, it is considered the most convenient and least expensive test for detecting such reactions. The test involves injecting or topically scratching an allergen into the skin and then evaluating the wheal (swelling) and flare (redness) responses that follow. Positive reactions usually occur within 20 minutes.

allergy skin test

Patch test, see there.

al·ler·gy skin test

(aĺĕr-jē skin test)
Assessment of the level of an inappropriate immune response to stimuli placed on the surface of or immediately under the epidermis.
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The inclusion criteria for this study included having the clinical signs/symptoms of allergic rhinitis plus a positive allergy skin test for at least one of the tested allergens (in total 18 common regional allergens).
Clients are counselled before a procedure and are offered an allergy skin test.
Ideally both materials would be sold together as a single penicillin allergy skin test reagent set," according to the statement.
House dust mite and cockroach exposure are strong risk factors for positive allergy skin test responses in the Childhood Asthma Management Program.
During the visit, the doctor may perform an allergy skin test or check your blood for potential allergens.
Having had an allergy skin test at the salon a few days before, we opted for a new colour, with a sprinkling of vibrant red highlights and a good old trim.
Because the collagen in CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast is of human origin, it does not require an allergy skin test.
During the visit, the allergist may perform an allergy skin test or check your blood for potential allergens.
Penicillin allergy skin test included in HealthTrust Pharmacy Services' Antimicrobial Stewardship Program - helping to reduce the use of toxic and unnecessary broad spectrum antibiotics
With a simple, quick allergy skin test, doctors can easily and inexpensively determine if penicillin is an option," said Dr.
Participants were males and females 12 years of age and older with a two-year history of seasonal allergic rhinitis and a documented positive allergy skin test during the previous year.
Using a standard allergy skin test, children were monitored for skin test reactivity to indoor allergens (ie, cockroach, cat and dog dander, and dust mite) and outdoor allergens (ie, mixed tree and grass pollen, mold, ragweed, weed mix, and mugwort/sage).