Kveim test

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Kveim test

(kvīm),
an intradermal test to detect sarcoidosis, done by injecting Kveim antigen (obtained from spleens of patients with sarcoidosis) and examining skin biopsies after 3 and 6 weeks; a positive test result is indicated by typical nodules showing evidence of sarcoid tissue.
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Kveim test

(kvīm test)
An intradermal test for the detection of sarcoidosis, done by injecting Kveim antigen (obtained from spleens of patients with sarcoidosis) and examining skin biopsies after 3 and 6 weeks; a positive test result is indicated by typical nodules showing evidence of sarcoid tissue.
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Kveim test

A test for SARCOIDOSIS involving the introduction of some tissue, prepared from a person suffering from the condition, into the skin. A typical tissue reaction occurs after a few weeks. (Morton Ansgar Kveim, Norwegian physician, b. 1892).
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Kveim,

Morton Ansgar, Norwegian pathologist, 1892-1966.
Kveim antigen - a saline suspension of human sarcoid tissue. Synonym(s): Kveim-Stilzbach antigen
Kveim test - an intradermal test for the detection of sarcoidosis. Synonym(s): Kveim-Stilzbach test; Nickerson-Kveim test
Kveim-Stilzbach antigen - Synonym(s): Kveim antigen
Kveim-Stilzbach test - Synonym(s): Kveim test
Nickerson-Kveim test - Synonym(s): Kveim test
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The use of Kveim-Siltzbach test is historical because of its low sensitivity and cross infection considerations.