epicutaneous test

epicutaneous test

In allergy testing, a test administered by applying a patch or plaster containing an antigen to the skin or by pricking or scratching the skin with an antigen-loaded needle, scalpel, or other sharp object.
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Maibach (1985), "The Thin Layer Rapid Use Epicutaneous Test (TRUE-Test), a New Patch Test Method with High Accuracy," British Journal of Dermatology, 112:63-68.
Although it is possible to perform semiquantitative skin testing with prick techniques, [17] it is not commonly done because the range of testing is technically limited by the high concentrations of antigen required for these epicutaneous tests.