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IVD Test Reagent/Kits, Skin Test, Allergy

Definition : Reagents used in tests performed on the skin to identify substances that produce an allergic reaction in a patient (i.e., allergens). Typically, a small amount of the suspected allergy substance (i.e., the allergen or "test reagent") is placed on the skin (usually on the forearm or back) and introduced under the skin by scratching or pricking the skin with a sterile needle. The skin is observed for about 20 minutes; the test is considered positive (probable allergy) if redness or, more importantly, swelling is present. These reagents may be also injected under the skin (intracutaneous), using a small syringe, or applied to the skin, usually mixed with a nonallergenic material in aluminum discs that are typically placed on the upper back and covered with tape for longer periods (typically 48 hours) to determine allergic contact dermatitis (i.e., patch testing). Skin test reagents are used mainly to determine specific substances that cause respiratory (e.g., dust, pollen) and food (e.g., seafood) allergies, but they are also used to test for allergies to drugs (e.g., penicillin) or to products (e.g., latex).

Entry Terms : "Skin Test Reagents, Allergy" , "Allergy Reagents, Skin Test" , "Patch Testing Allergy Reagents" , "Intracutaneous Allergy Reagents" , "Subcutaneous Allergy Reagents" , "Reagents, Skin Test" , "Allergy Diagnostic Reagents" , "Reagents, Skin Test, Allergy"

UMDC code : 22597

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Allergy Laboratories Inc

Company Type: Parent

Allergy Laboratories, Inc. is a FDA licensed pharmaceutical manufacturer of over 500 different biological extracts for the diagnostic testing and therapeutic treatment of allergy. We offer the necessary supplies to support the practice of immunotherapy. Our staff pharmacist overlooks compounding services to the medical community including treatment sets and other custom requests.

Greer Laboratories Inc

Company Type: Parent

GREER is proud to be part of the fight against allergies for over a century. It's what drives us. But to win the battle, it requires hard work, a strong scientific approach, and constant collaboration with our customers. That's why GREER strives for advances in technologies and science, and why GREER is where you need us, when you need us.

Lincoln Diagnostics Inc

Company Type: Parent

Mayo Medical Laboratories

Company Type: Parent

MedScience Inc

Company Type: Parent

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