tuberculin test


Definition of tuberculin test

: a test for hypersensitivity to tuberculin as an indication of past or present tubercular infection

First Known Use of tuberculin test

1892, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of tuberculin test

: a test (as the Mantoux test or tine test) for hypersensitivity to tuberculin in which tuberculin is introduced (as by injection or puncture) usually into the skin of the individual tested and the appearance of inflammation or induration at the site of introduction is construed as indicating past or present tubercular infection

called also tuberculin skin test

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