Epithelial Cell Surface Antibody IgG
0090266
Ordering Recommendation
Use to monitor patient with pemphigus who is positive for IgG cell surface antibodies but normal for IgG desmoglein 1 and/or 3 antibodies. Consider ordering concurrently with Desmoglein 1 and Desmoglein 3 Antibodies in Pemphigus, IgG (0090649). May be used to screen for pemphigus or pemphigoid, but has decreased sensitivity and specificity when compared to Pemphigus Antibody Panel (0090650) or Pemphigoid Antibody Panel (0092001).
Mnemonic
IGG EPI AB
Methodology
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Performed
Varies
Reported
4-9 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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.
CPT Code(s)
88347 x2
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0090268Epithelial Cell Surface Ab IgG
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Performed at UUHC-Immunodermatology