Patch Testing Made Easy! How to Perform Patch Tests and Help Patients Avoid Common Allergens

Mar 3, 2017 10:15am ‐ Mar 3, 2017 11:15am


Incomplete execution and management of patch testing results in inaccurate outcomes and poor management of contact dermatitis. This presentation will focus on the rationale for patch testing, patient instructions, patch testing techniques and interpretation. It will also include tools and techniques for avoiding contact with allergens.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the signs/symptoms of Dermatitis
  • Explain rationale for patch testing
  • Provide patient instructions
  • Apply patch testing techniques and interpretation
  • Describe the most common contact allergens
  • Teach patients how to avoid common allergens


  • James Yiannias, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic Arizona
  • Nidhi Singh, BSN, RN Supervisor, Mayo Clinic Arizona

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