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Definition of PIRQUET TEST
: a tuberculin test made by applying a drop of tuberculin to a scarified spot on the skin—called also Pirquet reaction
Biographical Note for PIRQUET TEST
Pir·quet von Ce·se·na·ti·co\pir-ˈkā-fən-chā-se-ˈnät-i-kō\ , Clemens Peter(1874–1929), Austrian physician. Pirquet is remembered for his fundamental work on tuberculosis and allergy. In 1907 he introduced a cutaneous reaction test for the diagnosis of tuberculosis that is now known as the Pirquet test.