Epithelial Skin Antibody

Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Laboratory Miscellaneous Order
Methodology:Indirect immunofluorescence
CPT Codes: 88346 x1, 88350 x5
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 5-10 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. Plasma.

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: 1 week at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; indefinitely frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:90299


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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