Sterneedle tuberculin test

Sterneedle tuberculin test

 [ster´ne-d'l]
an intracutaneous test for tuberculosis, 1 or 2 drops of tuberculin PPD being forced to penetrate the outer layer of the skin by pressure of the six needle points of the Sterneedle.
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