What is a percutaneous skin test?

Answer In percutaneous or prick testing, allergen solutions are placed on the skin, and the skin is then pricked with a needle, allowing the allergen to enter the skin and become exposed to mast cells. Sc... Read More »

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What is a Skin Rash Test?

Although there are many reasons skin rashes may develop, they are often caused by immune reactions to allergens in the environment. Several different skin tests may be used to determine the source ... Read More »

What is the skin calliper test?

This is a test whereby a fat fold (typically the triceps area of the upper arm, in addtion to abdominal areas) is measured by skin calipers in order to estimate percent body fat.

How to Patch Test Skin?

With many cosmetic products, whether commercial or homemade, it is recommended that you do a patch test on your skin prior to use. This is to ensure that you do not have an allergic reaction to the... Read More »

How to Read a Tuberculosis Skin Test?

A tuberculosis skin test is also known as the tuberculin test. This test measures your immune system's response to the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. Your results will be interpreted by your do... Read More »