Reagents

  • Histamine Phosphate. 1.0 mg/mL histamine base. Positive control.

  • Normal Saline. Negative control.

  • PRE-PEN® (benzylpenicilloyl polylisine USP). One box includes five single use ampules. One ampule provides enough solution for a single patient.

  • Benzylpenicillin (PenG) - Dilute to 10,000 units/ml with normal saline.

Devices

The single patient testing kit conveniently combines all skin testing devices in one pack.

  • Pre-printed syringe labels

  • 5 Duotip-Test II® devices

  • Reaction Guide

  • Alcohol swabs

  • Skin Test Recording Form

Video

Instructions for Supply Management and Test Preparation

Test Preparation

1. COLLECT ALL ANCILLARY SUPPLIES
PATIENT SUPPLY KIT
  • 5 skin testing devices
  • 4 Syringe labels
  • 4 Alcohol swabs
  • 1 Reaction guide
  • 1 Recording form
SYRINGES
  • 4 syringes with detachable needles
  • 7 detachable needles total (See #5)
2. COLLECT ALL TESTING ANTIGENS
  • Single PRE-PEN® ampule
  • PenG dilution (10,000 units/ml)
  • Histamine (1.0 mg/ml)
  • Saline
3. LABEL SYRINGES
  • Apply one syringe label to each syringe
4. FILL EACH SYRINGE WITH CORRESPONDING TESTING ANTIGEN
  • 0.2cc PRE-PEN
  • 0.2cc PenG
  • 0.1cc Histamine
  • 0.2cc Saline
5. ORGANIZE SUPPLIES
  • Once testing materials have been drawn into corresponding syringes, apply safety lock to needle and remove.
  • Syringes will not require a needle for the skin scratch test.
  • Be sure to include 3 remaining TB needles to be attached and used in the intradermal portion of the test.
In tray (or in bag) for testing:
  • 4 labeled and prefilled syringes (needles removed)
  • 3 needles for intradermal testing
  • 5 skin testing devices
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Reaction guide
  • Recording form

Purchasing Information

Contact ALK at prepen@alk.net or
1-800-325-7354 to learn how ALK can
help you impact antibiotic treatment
through penicillin allergy testing.

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