Split Skin Screen
Label Mnemonic: SPTSKIN
Epic Lab Code: LAB8421
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1.5 mL serum
Absolute Minimum: 1 mL serum
Turn Around Time:
48 hours upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Negative: <1:10
Comments:
Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) can mimic bullous pemphigoid (BP) clinically, histologically and immunologically. In this indirect immunofluorescence assay, EBA and BP antibodies can be distinguished by their localization in skin that is split at the lamina lucida.
Methodology:
Indirect Immunofluorescence
CPT Code:
86255, 86256