OverviewThe CSD skin test determines whether or not a person has been infected with cat scratch disease. It is performed by injecting a CSD antigen under the skin with a needle. After 48 to 72 hours the site of injection is evaluated by a physician. If the test is positive the injection site will show evidence of a reaction.
Update Date 6/9/2011
Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.