Test Code #
CPT Code(s) #
88346 (x # of biopsies), 88350 (x4)
Direct Immunofluorescence (DIF) for SLE, DLE, SCLE, and Systemic Sclerosis
If Profile, Includes Tests:
SLE, DLE, SCLE, Systemic Sclerosis, and other Connective Tissue Diseases
Type of Study:
Biopsy Studies: Skin & Mucosa
Detailed interpretation accompanies report.
Report availability is within 48 hours from the time of specimen receipt.
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 separate collection tubes. If these tubes are unavailable, submit specimen in Zeus/Michel's fixative. Transport at room temperature.
Stable in appropriate solution at room temperature for 10 days