Test Code #

001

CPT Code(s) #

88346 (x # of biopsies), 88350 (x # of immune stains)

Test Name

Direct Immunofluorescence (DIF)

If Profile, Includes Tests:

N/A

Disease Name:

Pemphigus, Paraneoplastic pemphigus, Pemphigoid, Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid (MMP), Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita (EBA), Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH), Antiepiligrin Autoimmunity (AECP), Laminin 332 autoimmunity LABD, Bullous, Oral Lichen Planus (OLP), Bullous Pemphigoid

Type of Study:

Biopsy Studies: Skin & Mucosa

Methodology:

Direct Immunofluorescence

Substrate:

N/A

Reference Range:

Detailed interpretation accompanies report

Units:

N/A

Schedule:

Report availability is within 48 hours from the time of specimen receipt

Specimen Requirements:

The yellow capped tubes provided with Beutner collection kits contain a holding solution for immunofluorescence specimens. A biopsy from a Lesional, Normal and/or Perilesional site should be placed in these collection tubes. If these tubes are unavailable, submit specimen in Zeus/Michel's fixative. Transport at room temperature.

Sample Stability:

Stable in appropriate solution at room temperature for 10 days

Clinical Relevance:

N/A

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