Skin Patch Tests - TRUE Test®

Skin Patch Tests - TRUE Test®

TRUE Test® is a Skin Patch Test (SPT) used to identify common allergens that cause Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD).

Whilst treatment with steroids and other medications may suppress the symptoms temporarily or during an acute phase, the long term treatment for ACD is prevention or minimisation of exposure to the allergen(s) causing the problem. This means that the identification of the allergen(s) causing the symptoms is an important step for the long term treatment of this condition.

Common allergens that are implicated in ACD include:

  • Nickel
  • Chemicals
  • Paints
  • Perfumes
  • Dyes
  • Drugs

TRUE Test® is a ready to use patch system used by trained health professionals in dermatology or allergy clinics and some doctors rooms. It contains a broad representation of the most common allergens.

Panel 1    

  • Nickel sulphate
  • Wool alcohols
  • Neomycin sulphate
  • Potassium dichromate
  • Caine mix
  • Fragrance mix
  • Colophony
  • Epoxy resin
  • Quinoline mix
  • Balsam of Peru
  • Ethylenediamine dihydrochloride
  • Cobalt dichloride

Panel 2 

  • p-tert-Buthylphenol formaldehyde resin
  • Paraben mix
  • Carba mix
  • Black Rubber mix
  • Chloromethylisothiazolinone (KathonCG)
  • Quaternium 15
  • Mercaptobenzothiazole
  • p-Phenylenediamine
  • Formaldehyde
  • Mercapto mix
  • Thiomersal
  • Thiuram mix

A supplementary 3rd Panel of an additonal 5 allergens (steroid drugs and preservatives) is also available.