Pemphigoid Antibody Panel

Abbrev Code:EPIAB   
Order Code:LAB6018Order Name:Pemphigoid Antibody Panel
Synonyms:Anti-Epidermal Antibody; Anti-Skin Antibody; Pemphigoid Panel
Methodology:Indirect Immnofluorescence/Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
CPT Codes: 83516 x2, 88346 x1, 88350 x2
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 5-10 days.
Special Instructions:Each test must be submitted with an Immunodermatology Clinical Information form. See Associated Links.
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Immunodermatology Clinical Information Form

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Red or gold (gel)
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens. Plasma specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 week at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; indefinitely frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:92001


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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