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View synonyms for scratch test

scratch test

noun

  1. a test for a suspected allergy in which the skin is scratched and an allergen applied to the area, redness indicating a positive reaction.


scratch test

noun

  1. med a skin test to determine allergic sensitivity to various substances by placing the allergen to be tested over an area of lightly scratched skin. A positive reaction is typically indicated by the formation of a weal


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Origin of scratch test1

First recorded in 1935–40

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