CIFS - Overview: Cutaneous Immunofluorescence Antibodies (IgG), Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CIFS    
Cutaneous Immunofluorescence Antibodies (IgG), Serum

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

Confirming a diagnosis of pemphigoid, pemphigus, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, or bullous lupus erythematosus


Monitoring therapeutic response in patients with pemphigus

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

Detection of IgG Anti-Intercellular Substance (ICS) and Anti-Basement Membrane Zone (BMZ) Antibodies by Indirect Immunofluorescence Technique Using Rhesus Monkey Esophagus Substrate and Human NaCl Split-Skin Substrate

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 Immfluor. Ab, S (IgG)

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

Basement Membrane Antibodies
Bullous Lupus Erythematosis
Bullous Pemphigoid
Cicatricial Pemphigoid
CII, Serum
Circulating IgG Basement Membrane Zone Antibody
Circulating Intercellular Ab Study
Epidermal Cell Surface Antibody
Epidermal Fluorescence Antibody
Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita
Epithelial Antibody
Herpes gestationis
IMF - Epidermal Fluorescent Ab
Indirect Immunofluorescence
Intercellular Substance Antibody
Paraneoplastic Pemphigus
Skin Basement Membrane Antibodies
Split-Skin Assay
Lupus Erythematosus (LE)