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Epithelial Skin Antibody
0090299
Ordering Recommendation
•General screen 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 IgG bullous pemphigoid (BP180 & 230) antigens (0092566) for suspected pemphigoid and/or IgG desmoglein 1 and 3 antibodies (0090649) for suspected pemphigus.
For more sensitive and specific testing for pemphigoid or pemphigus, refer to antibody panels for pemphigus (0090650) or pemphigoid (0092001).
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.
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 x6
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0090298Epithelial Skin Antibodies 
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Performed at UUHC-Immunodermatology