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IgG desmoglein 1 and 3

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB4811 
Methodology: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Schedule: Varies
Reported: 7-10 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 4.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Plain red or serum separator tube.
Transport: Refrigerated..
Unacceptable conditions: Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens
Stability: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Indefinitely

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Test for IgG desmoglein 1 and IgG desmoglein 3 antibodies in patient suspected of having or known to have any type of pemphigus. Aid in diagnosis of pemphigus; may be more sensitive than IFA in some patients. Distinguish pemphigus foliaceus from pemphigus vulgaris and other immune-mediated skin disease. Order along with epithelial cell surface antibodies.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 83516 x2
Last Changed: 12/22/2016 01:53:09
Last Reviewed: 12/22/2016 01:53:17