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 5/19/2013
Updated by: 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, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial Team.