• Assess and monitor patients with positive IgA BMZ antibodies, either epidermal (roof) pattern or dermal (floor) pattern, in linear IgA disease, including linear IgA bullous dermatosis and chronic bullous disease of childhood, IgA variant epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA), and overlap expression in pemphigoid with IgG basement membrane zone (BMZ) antibodies.
• Consider ordering concurrently with Epithelial Basement Membrane Zone Antibody IgG (0092056), Bullous Pemphigoid Antigens (180 kDa and 230 kDa), IgG (0092566), and/or Collagen Type VII Antibody IgG by ELISA (2010905); alternatively, order Basement Membrane Zone Antibody Panel (3001410).
(Indirect Fluorescent Antibody)
Plain red or serum separator tube (SST).
Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Indefinitely
No compliance statements are in use for this test.
For specimens less than 0.5 mL, call the Immunodermatology Laboratory at (866) 266-5699.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0092057||Epithelial BMZ Ab, IgA|