8041 - Overview: Cutaneous Immunofluorescence, Biopsy

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Test Name

Test ID: 8041    
Cutaneous Immunofluorescence, Biopsy

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Confirming a diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid, cicatricial pemphigoid, variants of pemphigoid, all types of pemphigus, dermatitis herpetiformis, linear IgA bullous dermatosis, chronic bullous disease of childhood, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, porphyria cutanea tarda, bullous eruption of lupus erythematosus, herpes gestationis, and atypical or mixed forms of bullous disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, discoid lupus erythematosus, or other variants, vasculitis, lichen planus, and other inflammatory diseases.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Celiac Disease Diagnostic Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Direct Immunofluorescence Staining of Cryostat-Prepared Skin Biopsy Sections for IgG, IgM, IgA, C3, and Fibrinogen Deposition

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Cutaneous Immunofluorescence, Bx

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Anti-Epithelial Antibody
Anti-Skin Basement Membrane
Basement Membrane
Blistering Disease
Bullous Disease
Bullous Pemphigoid
Chronic Bullous Disease of Childhood
Cicatricial Pemphigoid
Connective Tissue Disease
Dermatitis herpetiformis
Direct Immunofluorescence
Epidermal Cell Surface Antibody
Epidermal Fluorescence Antibody
Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita
Immunofluorescence Antibodies
Intercellular Substance Antibody
Lichen Planus
Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis
Oral Ulcers
Paraneoplastic Pemphigus
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
Skin Basement Membrane Antibodies
Skin Biopsy
Lupus Erythematosus (LE)