Test Code #
CPT Code(s) #
Pemphigus Antibody Prognostic Test - IgG & IgG4
If Profile, Includes Tests:
Type of Study:
Assay performed daily Monday-Friday. Report availability is within 48 hours from the time of specimen receipt.
Collect 5-10 ml of blood in a red top or serum separator tube. If possible, separate serum from clot and place into red capped tube provided with Beutner Laboratories collection kits. If separation facilities are not available, the blood can be sent in the tube used for collection.
Stable at ambient temperature during shipment. If sample is stored prior to shipment, it is stable refrigerated (2-8ºC) up to five days and frozen (-20ºC or lower) up to one year.
The comparison of the titers of anti-skin (IC) antibodies in old and new sera aid in diagnosis and prognosis of pemphigus patients