Cutaneous Immunofluorescence Antibodies (IgG), Serum

Abbrev Code:MMMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Laboratory Miscellaneous Order
Synonyms:Pemphigoid; Pemphigus
Methodology:Indirect immunofluorescence
CPT Codes: 88346 x1, 88350 x1
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.

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

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: 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.
Stability:14 days at room temperature or refrigerated (preferred); 30 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo Medical Laboratories)
Referral Lab number:CIFS


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

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