DESMOGLEIN 1 (DSG1) AND DESMOGLEIN 3 (DSG3)

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Lipemia, gross hemolysis, and gross icterus

Methodology
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Stability
Room Temperature: 14 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
Desmoglein 1
   Negative:   <18 U  
   Indeterminate:   18-36 U  
   Positive:   >or=36 U  
Desmoglein 3
Negative:   <19 U  
Indeterminate:   19-37 U  
Positive:   >or= 37 U  

Performed
Monday

Turnaround Time7-10 days
Test CodeDESMO
CPT-4 Code (s)
83516 x 2
LOINC Codes
Desmoglein 1   43311-0  
Desmoglein 3:   43312-8  

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Medical
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