Ordering Recommendation

Use as preferred serum antibody panel for initial assessment and disease monitoring in IgG-variant pemphigus. Testing should be clinically supported and/or correlated with concurrent Cutaneous Direct Immunofluorescence, Biopsy (0092572).

Pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus are the most common types of IgG-variant pemphigus with blistering and erosive disease affecting skin and mucous membranes.

Panel components include antibody testing for IgG epithelial cell surface and IgG desmoglein 1 and 3. To order individual component tests, refer to Epithelial Cell Surface Antibody IgG (0090266) or Epithelial Skin Antibody (0090299) and Desmoglein 1 and Desmoglein 3 Antibodies in Pemphigus, IgG (0090649).

To assess for pemphigus along with other immunobullous diseases, order concurrently with Basement Membrane Zone Antibody Panel (3001410). Also order with Pemphigus Antibody IgA (0092106).

Alternatively, order Immunobullous Disease Panel, Epithelial (3001409). Note that this test is included as part of the Immunobullous Disease Panel, Epithelial.

Mnemonic
PEMPHI PAN
Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)/Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

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.

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



Compliance Category

Not Applicable

Note

For specimens less than 0.5 mL, call the Immunodermatology Laboratory at (866) 266-5699.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

88346; 88350; 83516 x2

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0090651 Pemphigus Antibody Panel, IgG 21352-0
2010913 EER Pemphigus Antibody Panel, IgG 11526-1
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Aliases
Pemphigus Antibody Panel - Epithelial Cell Surface Antibodies and Desmoglein 1 and Desmoglein 3 Antibodies, IgG