Heaf test

Heaf test
A commonly-used tuberculin test in which tuberculin is injected intradermally with a multiple puncture apparatus. A positive reaction indicates the presence of T-cell reactivity to mycobacterial products.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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