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CABA

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.

 

CABA aims:

  • 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 condition
  • To collect data on the results of patch testing nationally
  • 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 apalmer@occderm.asn.au 

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. 

Register Now 

Click here to register, or find further information. 

If you have any further queries, please contact Amanda on 03 9623 9402, or by email: apalmer@occderm.asn.au

 

 

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