Definition of scratch test in English:
A test for an allergic reaction in which a possible allergen is applied to a scratched area of skin.
- Only 50% of a group of individuals identified as latex allergic by both the skin-prick test and scratch test had IgE antibodies to latex by the RAST.
- A puncture, prick or scratch test checks for immediate allergic reactions to as many as 40 different substances at one time.
- Skin scratch tests, also called patch testing, are sometimes used to diagnose a food allergy.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan