tine test


noun

a screening test for tuberculosis in which an instrument having four sharp prongs dipped in tuberculin antigen is pressed into the skin of the forearm.

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Medical definitions for tine test

tine test

n.

A tuberculin test in which the antigen is introduced into the skin by means of tines.
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