Skin patch test is an allergy test for contact skin sensitivity. It can test for allergic reactions caused by T cells. T cells are not causing sensitivity through the release of histamine, instead, it takes time of exposure to allergens to cause allergic reactions. Occupations such as hair stylists, makeup artists, jewellery makers, furniture makers, construction workers, cleaners, etc put a person in higher risk of contact dermatitis since they may frequently expose to certain contact allergens.
Identify allergens of contact dermatitis
After conducting the patch test, patients can clearly identify allergens that cause allergic reactions, thus avoiding products with certain ingredients.
Skin Patch Test Procedures
Attach the water-resistant stickers on the back
Let the sticker contact with your skin for 48 hours.
The allergy test performed are for screening purpose only. Customers are advised to consult a doctor for any diagnosis and treatment, in which the cost is not included in the amount paid to MedDx and its appointment laboratory.