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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeSK
Method

Indirect immunofluorescence

Screened at 1 in 10

External Price$28.79(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Serum is the only  sample type validated by the manufacturer.

Patient Specimen5 mL clotted blood (Red)
Paediatric Specimen0.5 mL clotted blood (Red)
Sample Delivery to LabRoom temperature
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions200 uL serum (minimun) 1 mL serum (preferred)
Aliquot Transport to CHLRoom temperature
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Immunology
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0414 | x80414
Test AvailabilityBatched at least fortnightly
Turnaround Time1 -2 weeks
Reference Interval

Not detected

Titre + pattern (Intercellular, basement membrane).

Interpretation

Circulating antibodies of varying antigen specificity are found in the following conditions:

  • Pemphigus: found in 90% of patients with Pemphigus Vulgaris and Pemphigus Foliaceous.
  • Pemphigoid: found in 70-80% of patients with Bullous Pemphigoid, 19% with Cicatricial pemphigoid, 20% with Herpes gestationis, 25% with Epidermolysis bullosa acquista and in patients with Dermatitis herpetiformis.
Delphic Number Test Number6851

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