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Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Antibodies

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic PEM
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube

1 mL serum
Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, pour off and transport serum on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off, and freeze serum before transporting to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information Assay includes both Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Antibodies.
Testing Location Dynacare
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Pemphigoid Antibody; Pemphigus Antibody; Skin Antibodies
Reference Interval