Contact Allergen Bank Australia (CABA) is based on an idea which originated in Denmark and is a new initiative in Australia to assist dermatologists to diagnose allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). It involves the preparation of individualised patch tests which are sent out to dermatologists’ practices.
- To provide Australian dermatologists, particularly
those in regional centres, with access to comprehensive patch testing
resources, available in a timely manner
- To improve the prognosis of patients with contact
dermatitis, with the identification of allergens relevant to their skin
- To collect data on the results of patch testing
- To enable dermatologists to develop experience and
expertise in contact dermatitis, without the costs of purchasing allergens
or paying for nursing staff
How it works?
Dermatologists select patch test series
that they would like to test on a particular patient. Ordering of allergens is
available online, via fax or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The patch tests are then prepared at the Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc in Melbourne, and mailed to the dermatologist, together with a test sheet, prepared from our computerised patch testing program, PatchCams©.
Once registered for CABA you will be given access to the website which has many information sheets and patch testing guides.
Click here to register, or find further information.
If you have any further queries, please contact Amanda on 03 9623 9402, or by email: email@example.com