CUTANEOUS IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE ANTIBODIES

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 2.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimens

Methodology
Indirect Immunofluorescence

Stability
Room Temperature: 4 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Negative
Report includes presence and titer of circulating antibodies (BMZ, and ANA). If serum contains BMZ antibodies on split -skin subrate patterns will be reported as: (1) epidermal pattern, consistent with pemphigoid or (2) dermal pattern consistent with epidermolysis bullosa acquisita.

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time5-8 days
Test CodeCIABG
CPT-4 Code (s)
88346, 88350
LOINC Codes
Cell surface Ab IgG   21352-0  
Basement Membrane IgG   29994-1  
Monkey Esophagus IgG   66881-4  
Human Split Skin IgG   45178-1  
Other   48767-8  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory