Test Details

Mnemonic

DESMO

Ordering Code

3803600

CPT-4 Code(s)

83516 x 2

Specimen Information

Collect

SST

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Plain red top

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Lipemia, gross hemolysis, and gross icterus

Stability

Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay
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Reference Range

Desmoglein 1
Negative: <20 RU/mL
Positive: ≥20 RU/mL

Desmoglein 3
Negative: <20 RU/mL
Positive: ≥20 RU/mL
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Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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