Epidermal (Skin) Antibody


Sunquest Code:EPIAB  
Epic Code:LAB6018Epic Name:Epidermal Pemphigoid Antibody
Synonyms:Anti-Epidermal Antbody; Anti-Skin Antibody; Pemphigoid Panel
Methodology:Indirect fluroescent antibody/Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Code:83516 x2, 88346, 88350 x3
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 4-9 days.
Special Instructions:Each test must be submitted with an Immunodermatology Clinical Information form. See Associated Links.
Associated Links:

Immunodermatology Clinical Information Form



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Red or gold (gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:92001


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report
Use:This is the preferred antibody panel for initial diagnostic assessment and disease monitoring in pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, and linear IgA bullous dermatosis. Bullous pemphigoid and other pemphigoid variants, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, and linear IgA bullous dermatosis present with blistering, erosions, pruritus and urticaria, which affects skin and mucous membranes.


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