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Skin Antibodies

Blood Sciences Test



Special Instructions


Factors affecting results

All samples should be in generally good condition, free from haemolysis and non-lipaemic

Reference ranges

Not applicable

Test Usage

To assist in the diagnosis of Bullous Dermatosis skin diseases using indirect immunofluorescence.

Basement membrane (BP180) antibodies associated with pemphigoid.

Desmosome (desmoglein)  antibodies associated with pemphigus.

Clinical correlation is required.

Turnaround time

14 days


Referred test

Clinical Advice

Clinical advice is available from the Immunology Medical Team at Derriford Hospital

T: 01752 431675

E: plh-tr.eden@nhs.net



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