Dermatopathology & Ocular Pathology
|Disease:||Cutaneous Pathology/ autoimmune diseases|
|Reference Range:||Not applicable. Detailed interpretation accompanies report.|
|Note:||If a connective tissue disease is suspected, a test for the presence of C5b9 will be added at an additional charge. If a vesiculo-bullous disease (i.e. MMP, BP, PV, LABD, and EBA) is suspected, a test for the presence of IgG4 will be added at an additional charge.|
|CPT Code:||88346(x5, x6 or x7)|
|Schedule / Turnaround Time:||Report availability is within 48 hours from the time of specimen receipt.|
The red and purple tubes provided with Immco collection kits contain a holding solution for immunofluorescence specimens. A biopsy from a Lesional or Perilesional site should be placed in the red tube and a biopsy from a normal site should be placed in the purple tube. If these tubes are unavailable, submit specimen in Zeus/Michel’s fixative. Transport at room temperature.
Stable in appropriate solution at room temperature indefinitely.
|Routine Panel tests for the Presence of:||IgG; IgA; IgM; Fibrin; C3, C5b-9, and IgG4)|
|Biopsy Site Selection:||Proper biopsy sites are dependent on the suspected diagnosis. See the preceeding table.|