Immunofluorescence: Direct, Skin

Methodology: 
Direct immunofluorescence
Performed: 
Monday - Friday
Reported: 
5 - 7 days
Use: 

This test is used to detect antibody deposition in tissue. Used in diagnosis of Bullous Disease.

Result: 
Interpretive report
Specimen Requirements: 

Skin biopsy tissue prepared in Michel’s fixative

To obtain DIF kits and/or Michel’s fixative, contact UF Health Pathology Laboratories’ Client Services Department at 888.375.LABS (5227).

Unacceptable Conditions:
  • Formalin-fixed tissue
  • Tissue in neutral-buffered formalin
  • Frozen tissue
Stability (collection to initiation of testing):
  • Ambient: 10 days
  • Refrigerated: 10 days
  • Frozen: Unacceptable
CPT Code (s): 
  • 88346 x5 IgG
  • IgM
  • IgA
  • C3
  • Fibrinogen
Notes: 

UFHPL Test #: 93155

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