A comparison of six epicutaneous devices in the performance of immediate hypersensitivity skin testing.

@article{Adinoff1989ACO,
  title={A comparison of six epicutaneous devices in the performance of immediate hypersensitivity skin testing.},
  author={Allen D Adinoff and D M Rosloniec and L L McCall and H. Stanley Nelson},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={1989},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={168-74}
}
Six devices commonly used for immediate hypersensitivity epicutaneous skin testing were compared with regard to precision and diagnostic accuracy. Fifteen subjects were tested on the back to 10 mg/ml of histamine phosphate and 50% glycerosaline by prick technique with a smallpox needle (SN), bifurcated needle (BN), Greer "pen" (GP), and blood lancet, and by puncture with the Morrow-Brown needle (MB) and Multi-Test (MT). Five devices were tested in quintuplicate to histamine and once to… CONTINUE READING