Skip to Content

Kveim test

Pronunciation: kvim

Definition: an intradermal test to detect sarcoidosis, done by injecting Kveim antigen (obtained from spleens of patients with sarcoidosis) and examining skin biopsies after 3 and 6 weeks; a positive test result is indicated by typical nodules showing evidence of sarcoid tissue.

Synonym(s): Kveim-Siltzbach test, Nickerson-Kveim test

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.