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Epithelial Skin Antibody
0090299
Ordering Recommendation

General initial test for immunobullous diseases. Test includes IgG and IgA BMZ antibodies (pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, linear IgA disease) and IgG and IgA cell surface antibodies (IgG and IgA pemphigus subtypes). Consider ordering concurrently with Bullous Pemphigoid Antigens (180 kDa and 230 kDa), IgG (0092566) and Collagen Type VII Antibody IgG by ELISA (2010905) for suspected pemphigoid or EBA and/or Desmoglein 1 and Desmoglein 3 Antibodies in Pemphigus, IgG (0090649) for suspected pemphigus. For more sensitive and specific testing for pemphigoid and EBA or pemphigus, refer to Basement Membrane Zone Antibody Panel (3001410) or Pemphigus Antibody Panel - Epithelial Cell Surface Antibodies and Desmoglein 1 and Desmoglein 3 Antibodies, IgG (0090650).

Mnemonic
EPITHELIAL
Methodology
Indirect Immunofluorescence
(Indirect Fluorescent Antibody)
Performed
Varies
Reported
4-9 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plain red or serum separator tube (SST). 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Indefinitely 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data


Note
For specimens less than 0.5 mL, call the Immunodermatology Laboratory at (866) 266-5699.
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Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0090298Epithelial Skin Antibodies
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