Definition of skin test in English:

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skin test


A test to determine whether an immune reaction is elicited when a substance is applied to or injected into the skin.
Example sentences
  • Allergies are diagnosed using a skin test or blood test, depending on the age and condition of the patient.
  • Usually the allergist will start off with something like a skin test or a blood test.
  • Bilirubin levels are easily measured with a skin test or blood test.


(skin-test) [with object] (usually as noun skin-testing) Perform a skin test on (someone): additional skin-testing of the class is planned for the future
More example sentences
  • Subjects in the BCG-vaccinated group were not skin-tested.

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