The prick test is an allergy testing method.
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A prick test may also be called a scratch test. A solution containing an allergen is applied to the skin. This is then lightly pricked or scratched. The liquid enters the skin and, in the case of an allergy, causes a skin reaction at the corresponding spot. If the patient is not allergic to a substance, the skin at this spot does not react. In the case of an allergy, a welt forms on the skin. The bigger the welt, the clearer the indication of an allergy.
Approx. 30 minutes