scratch test

noun
|Updated on: 29 Apr 2018

Definition of scratch test

: a test for allergic susceptibility made by rubbing an extract of an allergen into small breaks or scratches in the skin

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1937

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scratch test

noun

medical Definition of scratch test

: a test for allergic susceptibility made by rubbing an extract of an allergy-producing substance into small breaks or scratches in the skin — compare intradermal test, patch test, prick test

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