Test Details

Mnemonic

CIB

Ordering Code

3807300

CPT-4 Code(s)

88346, 88350 x 4

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Two or more specimens from the same site sent in one vial will be processed as one specimen. Two or more biopsies from different sites require separate orders and separate specimen vials.
Please send pathology report with specimen.
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Collect

Skin biopsy
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Specimen Preparation

Collect biopsy of uninvolved or involved skin. Immediately place specimen into a labeled vial of Michels or Zeus transport medium, seal and transport room temperature.
Two or more specimens from the same site sent in one vial will be processed as one specimen. Two or more biopsies from different sites require separate orders and separate specimen vials.
Please send pathology report with specimen.
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Alternate Specimen

Collect biopsy of uninvolved or involved skin. Immediately place specimen into liquid nitrogen and allow to freeze thoroughly (do not allow specimen to dessicate). If liquid nitrogen is not available, specimen may be frozen by placing it on a small square of aluminum foil on a block of dry ice. Liquid nitrogen is preferred. Immediately wrap specimen in foil. Do not allow specimen to thaw. Place the wrapped specimen to thaw. Place the wrapped specimen in a labeled plastic vial, seal, and transport frozen.
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Transport Temperature

Room temperature
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Rejection Criteria

Specimen fixed in formalin
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Stability

Room temperature: Preferred
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: for snap frozen specimens
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Methodology

Direct Immunofluorescent Stain
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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