Epithelial Skin Antibody


Sunquest Code:ESKAB  
Epic Code:LAB6587Epic Name:Epithelial Skin Antibody IFA
Methodology:Indirect immunofluorescence
CPT Code:88346, 88350 x5
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:90299


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:General screen for immunobullous diseases. Test includes IgG and IgA BMZ antibodies (pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, linear IgA disease) and IgG and IgA cell surface antibodies (IgG and IgA pemphigus subtypes).


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