Patch Testing Essentials

  • Cecilia SvedmanEmail author
  • Bruze Magnus


In patch testing, a standardized manner of testing and of patch test reading is essential. In this chapter, the basic aspects of these issues are discussed, as well as thoughts on when patch testing should be probably, with what to patch test, especially considering the baseline series, and pitfalls when patch test reading.


Contact allergen Patch test reading Patch testing Patch test chamber Reading time Occlusion time Reading scale Standardization Stability of allergens 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Occupational and Environmental DermatologySkane University Hospital, University of LundMalmöSweden

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