Bullous Pemphigoid BP180 Antibody

Test Code
16034

CPT Codes
83520

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.1 mL

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Frozen

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 28 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
High levels of hemolysis • High levels of lipemia • High levels of icterus • High levels of microbial growth

Methodology
Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Immunoassay (ELISA)

Setup Schedule
Thursday p.m.

Report Available
1-9 days

Reference Range
Negative ≤14 U/mL
Positive ≥15 U/mL


Clinical Significance
To detect the presence of autoantibodies specific to BP 180 in a patient's sera as an aid to diagnosis bullous pemphigoid.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Inst San Juan Capistrano
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130



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