Cutaneous Immunofluorescence Antibodies (IgG), Serum - LG5432


Sunquest Code:MMMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:Pemphigoid; Pemphigus
Methodology:Indirect immunofluorescence
CPT Code:88346, 88350
Test Includes:Detection of IgG anti-intercellular substance (ICS) and anti-basement membrane zone (BMZ) antibodies.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 7-14 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.



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:Grossly lipemic, icteric or hemolyzed 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  (Mayo Medical Laboratories)
Referral Lab number:CIFS


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:Confirming a diagnosis of pemphigoid, pemphigus, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita or bullous lupus erythematosus.


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