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18899: Cutaneous Direct Immunofluorescence Print View
Cutaneous Direct Immunofluorescence IA     
Source      

PRIMARY
1 Skin Biopsy-Michel's Med. 4 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 21 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 21 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

These studies contribute to the diagnosis of autoimmune blistering diseases, dermatitis herpetiformis, and IgA vasculitis. Important in the evaluation of other autoimmune and inflammatory skin diseases including non-IgA vasculitides and interface and lichenoid dermatitis/mucositis such as connective tissue disorders, lichen planus, etc. The panel includes the C5b-9 antibody to better distinguish between some forms of Lupus and Dermatomyositis. Its presence or absence is also critical in the evaluation of other types of connective tissue diseases and many vasculitides.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
88346x6

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Includes: IgG, IgA, IgM, C3, C5b-9, Fibrinogen REPORTS 24-48 HOURS AFTER SETUP






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