- a test for immunity or allergy to a particular antigen by observing the local reaction following injection of a small amount of the antigen into the skin.
Origin of intracutaneous test
First recorded in 1955–60
Also called intradermal test.
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- A test for hypersensitivity or allergy in which a small amount of the suspected allergen is injected into the skin.
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