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Poorest procedure to determine allergy (4,4)


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skin test

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'allergy' is the definition.
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(Other definitions for skin test that I've seen before include "medical procedure?" , "Medical check" , "Check for allergy" , "Trial to determine immune reaction" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times and The Sunday Times.
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