Pemphigus Antibody IgA
0092106
Ordering Recommendation
IgA pemphigus is a rare type of pemphigus. If other types of pemphigus have not been ruled out, order Pemphigus Antibody Panel (0090650) first or concurrently with this test.
Mnemonic
IGA PEMPHI
Methodology
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-7 days
Changed 05/09/05: 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
The methodology is indirect immunofluorescence (IFA) of serum on substrates with known epidermal (epithelial) cell surface antigens (both intact human skin and monkey esophagus substrate). 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
0092106Pemphigus Ab, IgA
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Cross References
  • IgA Pemphigus Antibodies
Performed at UUHC-Immunodermatology