Ordering Recommendation

Use as the preferred serum antibody panel to assess and monitor IgG-variant pemphigus (includes pemphigus foliaceus and pemphigus vulgaris), which present with blistering and erosive disease affecting skin and mucous membranes. Testing should be correlated with concurrent Direct Immunofluorescence, Tissue Biopsy (Cutaneous, Mucosal, Epithelial) (0092572).

To assess for other immunobullous diseases along with pemphigus, including the rare IgA pemphigus variant, order concurrently with serum Basement Membrane Zone Antibody Panel (3001410) and Pemphigus Antibodies, IgA by IIF (0092106). Alternatively, order Immunobullous Disease Antibody Panel (3001409).

For more information about components, methodology, and specimen type, see the ARUP Immunobullous Disease Testing Comparison tool.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

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


Unacceptable Conditions

Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens. Plasma.


As a general rule, serum specimens should be shipped to the laboratory as soon as possible.

Store refrigerated unless shipping promptly (within 2 hours). Transport at ambient temperature to arrive within 7 days. If 7-14 days until received in laboratory, store and ship refrigerated. If greater than 14 days, serum specimens must be stored and shipped frozen.


Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Indefinitely


Semi-Quantitative Indirect Immunofluorescence (IIF)/Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)




3-9 days

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Refer to report

Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory


For specimens less than 0.5 mL, call the Immunodermatology Laboratory at 801-581-7139.

Hotline History


CPT Codes

88346; 88350; 83516 x2


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0090651 Pemphigus Antibody Panel, IgG 21352-0
2010913 EER Pemphigus Antibody Panel, IgG 11526-1
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.


  • desmosomal protein antibodies
  • desmosome antibodies
  • endemic pemphigus
  • fogo selvagem
  • ICS antibodies
  • IgG pemphigus variant
  • IgG variant pemphigus
  • intercellular IgG/IgA dermatosis
  • intercellular substance antibodies
  • Pemphigus Antibody Panel - IgG Epithelial Cell Surface and Desmoglein 1 and Desmoglein 3 Antibodies
  • pemphigus erythematosus
  • pemphigus foliaceus
  • pemphigus vegetans
  • pemphigus vulgaris
  • prickle cell antibodies
  • Senear-Usher
Pemphigus Antibody Panel, IgG