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Lab Test Dictionary

Desmoglein Antibodies (1 and 3) (16033X)

Methodology

Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Immunoassay (ELISA)


Synonyms

DSG 3; DSG 1; Pemphigus Foliaceus, Pemphigus Vulgaris

Specimen Type

Serum

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB4136

Lab Test Days

Thursday

Standard TAT

4 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 4 Days; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 28 Days

Rejection Criteria

High levels of hemolysis; High levels of lipemia; Icetrus or microbial growth

Test Volume Required

0.3 mL Serum

Minimum Test Volume

0.1 mL Serum

Processing Instructions

Allow the blood to clot at room temp and separate as soon as possible to limit hemolysis. No anticoagulants, or preservatives should be added. Do not use heat-inactivated serum as this affects test results.


Included Tests

Desmoglein 1 Antibody and Desmoglein 3 Antibody


CPT Codes

83520 (x2)


Revised

06-16-16

Initials

SL