Pemphigus Antibody Panel Epithelial Cell Surface Antibodies and Desmoglein 1 and Desmoglein 3 Antibodies, IgG


Sunquest Code:PEMPNL  
Epic Code:LAB6483Epic Name:Pemphigus Panel
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay/Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
CPT Code:88346, 83516 x2, 88350
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 4-9 days.
Special Instructions:A completed Immunodermatology Required Clinical Information Form (Serum) must be sent with each sample.
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Immunodermatology Required Clinical Information Form



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no 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:90650


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:Preferred panel for monitoring patient with pemphigus (including pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus) and confirmed IgG cell surface antibodies.


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