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37097: Epidermal Antibodies With Reflex To Titer Print View
Intercellular Substance Ab IFA     
Basement Membrane Zone Ab IFA     

PRIMARY
1 Serum 0.5 (0.1) mL   Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma EDTA 0.5 (0.1) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Plasma ACD 0.5 (0.1) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)  
  Plasma Heparinized 0.5 (0.1) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  

The detection of anti-skin antibodies aids in the diagnosis of chronic vesicular-bullous diseases including pemphigus, pemphigoid, cicatricial pemphigoid, and epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA). Epithelial intercellular antibodies are diagnostic for pemphigus and occur in over 90% of sera from all active forms. Antibodies to basement membrane antigens of stratified squamous epithelium occur in about 70% of active bullous pemphigoid, 50% of vesicular pemphigoid and EBA and 10% of cicatricial pemphigoid patients.
Setup Schedule
Wednesday, Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
86255x2

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
Methodology: Immunoflourescence Assay
Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis, grossly lipemic, grossly icteric
Transport temperature: Room temperature
Specimen Stability: Frozen 30 days; -70 degrees Celsius Indefinite






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