Definition of Patch test

1. Noun. A test to determine allergic sensitivity by applying small pads soaked with allergen to the unbroken skin.

Generic synonyms: Skin Test

Medical Definition of Patch test

1. A test of skin sensitiveness: a small piece of paper, tape, or a cup, wet with CO non-irritating diluted test fluid, is applied to skin of the upper back or upper outer arm and after 48 hours the area previously covered is compared with the uncovered surface; an erythematous reaction with vesicles occurs if the substance causes contact allergy. See: photo-patch test. (05 Mar 2000)

Patch Test Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Patch Test Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Patch Test

patatas bravas
patch-clamp techniques
patch clamp
patch clamping
patch file
patch panel
patch pocket
patch test (current term)
patch tests
patch up

Literary usage of Patch test

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Centennial History of Missouri: (the Center State) One Hundred Years in the by Walter Barlow Stevens (1921)
"Genevieve Sequel—The Sheriff Whip ped Nine Grand Jurors—Hospitality in Saline—Major Jack Anderson, Sun.eyor and Joker—Corn Taylor's patch test of ..."

2. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"Ky means of the "patch test" differences were demonstrated in the susceptibility of different individuals to poison ivy, and in the incubation ..."

3. Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housingby David E. Jacobs by David E. Jacobs (1996)
"C. Field patch tests A patch test evaluates the encapsulant on a small area of the painted surface prior to the start of work. When more than one surface ..."

4. Emergency And Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels For Selected Submarine by Best, National Research Council (U.S.), Committee on Toxicology (2007)
"It has been estimated that 8.4% of the US population have positive patch-test reactions; however, that percentage probably is considerably inflated (IARC ..."

5. Shellfish and Public Health: Lead, Cadmium, Chromium, Arsenic, and Nickel in by Michael A. Adams (1994)
"(1983) reported that three patients with positive patch tests to nickel developed flares at the patch test site after a single oral dose of 2500 ng nickel. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Patch test

Search for Patch test on!Search for Patch test on!Search for Patch test on Google!Search for Patch test on Wikipedia!