Test Code #

025

CPT Code(s) #

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Test Name

Profile 1 - Pemphigus

If Profile, Includes Tests:

#013, #015

Disease Name:

Pemphigus, Paraneoplastic Pemphigus

Type of Study:

Serum Profiles

Methodology:

Indirect Immunofluorescence and ELISA

Substrate:

Primate Esophagus/ELISA plate

Reference Range:

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Units:

Schedule:

Assay performed daily Monday-Friday. Report availability is within 48 hours from the time of specimen receipt

Specimen Requirements:

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.

Sample Stability:

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.

Clinical Relevance:

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