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Laboratory Medicine

Laboratory Test Catalogue

Skin Antibodies (Pemphigus Antibody)

Test Name

Skin Antibodies (Pemphigus Antibody)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 2 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Ensure both sample and requisition are lebeled properly. Notes: This test includes Pemphigus Antibody and Anti-basement Zone (Pemphigoid) Antibodies. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Serum collected with or without gel separator. Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection

Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis, unlabeled or samples with non sufficient quantity

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

6 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Negative. If positive, serum will be titred.

Test Code

SKNAB

Methodology

Tissue Immunofluorescence

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: September 19, 2019