Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Tissue for Immunofluorescence (IF) - Skin, Conjuctival biopsy, Buccal mucosa

Test Name: Tissue for Immunofluorescence (IF) - Skin, Conjuctival biopsy, Buccal mucosa
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Immunopathology
Specimen Type: Tissue biopsy
Collection Information: Contact Pathology Lab at ext 36307 prior to collection for Immunofluorescent fixative.

Place biopsy immediately in 5 mL vial with Immunofluorescent fixative.
Requisition: PowerChart: E-order choosing appropriate specimen. See Identification of Clinical Specimens.
Test Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
< 2 weeks
6 hours
Reference Range: Negative
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2020-02-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Lupus Band Test
Pemphigus and Bullous pemphigoid antibodies
Special Processing:  
Method of Analysis: Direct immunofluorescence
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Surgical Pathology Request
Referred To:  

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