Immunofluorescence: Direct, Skin

CPT Code(s):

  • 88346 x5 IgG
  • IgM
  • IgA
  • C3
  • Fibrinogen

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.

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

Collection Procedure:

-

Reference Values:

-

Interpretation Data:

-

Notes:

UFHPL Test #: 93155

Reported Notes:

-

Result:

Interpretive report