Epicutaneous test | definition of epicutaneous test by Medical dictionary
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.
References in periodicals archive
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,  it is not commonly done because the range of testing is technically limited by the high concentrations of antigen required for these epicutaneous tests