Pemphigus/Pemphigoid/EBA Antibodies Screen, Titer and Interpretation
Label Mnemonic: PGGS
Epic Lab Code: LAB1339
Downtime Form: A-1a Immunopathology Requisition
Immunopathology
5238 RCP
356-2688
Specimen(s):
Serum
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Adult: 5 mL; red top tube Pediatric: 2 mL; red top tube
Testing Schedule:
Bi-weekly (Mon and Thurs) - Batch analysis performed twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays excluding university holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 week
Reference Range:
<1:10 Titer
Comments:
All three antibodies are detected by this assay. Include relevant clinical information and consultation request.
Methodology:
Indirect Immunofluorescence on monkey esophagus. Salt split skin or rat bladder may also be used if EBA or paraneoplastic pemphigus is indicated.
CPT Code:
86255 Pemphigus/Pemphigoid/EBA Screen (Technical) 86255-26 Pemphigus/Pemphigoid/EBA (Professional Interpretation)