a diphtheria immunity test in which diphtheria toxoid is injected intracutaneously, nonimmunity being indicated by an inflammation at the injection site.
(med) a skin test to determine immunity to diphtheria: a dilute diphtheria toxin is injected into the skin; within two or three days a red inflamed area will develop if no antibodies are present
Schick test (shĭk)
An intracutaneous test for detecting immunity or susceptibility to diphtheria.
- Schick test toxin
Schick test toxin n. The inoculated dose of the toxin produced by Corynebacterium diptheriae and used in the Schick test. Also called diagnostic diphtheria toxin.
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