Histoplasma skin test is a method to check if you have been exposed to a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum. The fungus causes an infection called histoplasmosis.
The health care provider will clean an area of your skin, usually the forearm. An allergen is injected just below the cleaned skin surface. The injection site is checked at 24 hours and at 48 hours for signs of a reaction. Occasionally, the reaction may not appear until the fourth day.
No special preparation is necessary for this test.
There will be a brief sting as a needle is inserted just below the skin surface.
This test is used to determine if a person has been exposed to the fungus that causes histoplasmosis.
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