- a diphtheria immunity test in which diphtheria toxoid is injected intracutaneously, nonimmunity being indicated by an inflammation at the injection site.
Origin of Schick test
First recorded in 1915–20; named after B. Schick
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- med a skin test to determine immunity to diphtheria: a dilute diphtheria toxin is injected into the skin; within two or three days a red inflamed area will develop if no antibodies are present
C20: named after Bela Schick (1877–1967), US paediatrician
- An intracutaneous test for detecting immunity or susceptibility to diphtheria.