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82920:CUTANEOUS IMMUNOFLUORESENCE IgG ANTIBODIES
Alias Names:Bullous Lupus Erythematosis / Phemphigoid / Skin Basement Membrane Antibodies
Methodology:Indirect Immunofluorescence (IFA)
Edit Date:1/27/2009
Performed:Monday-Friday
Released:48 hours after setup at Peacehealth Laboratories' reference lab.
CPT Code:86255-90 x2
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling:Centrifuge and separate serum into a sterile screw-cap plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Standard Volume:2 mL serum.
Minimum Volume:250 µL serum
Transport:Refrigerated.
Comments:Report includes presence and titer of circulating antibodies. If serum contains BMZ antibodies on split-skin substrate, patterns will be reported as: 1) epidermal pattern, consistent with pemphigoid or 2) dermal pattern, consistent with epidermolysis bullosa acquisita.