Pemphigus Antibody Panel, IgG

Abbrev Code:PEMPNL   
Order Code:LAB6483Order Name:Pemphigus Antibody Panel, IgG
Synonyms:Epithelial Cell Surface Antibodies and Desmoglein 1 and Desmoglein 3 Antibodies
Methodology:Semi-Quantitative Indirect Immunofluorescence (IIF)/Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay(ELISA)
CPT Codes: 88346 x1, 83516 x2, 88350 x1
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

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens. Plamsa 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:Stability: Room temperature - 1 week; refrigerated - 2 weeks; frozen - indefinitely.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:90650


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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