Test Directory

Skin Biopsy, Direct Immunofluorescence

Specimen Type:

A punch or shaved skin biopsy

Specimen Collection:

Specimen container, ZEUS transport medium

Collection Procedure:

Click here to see collection instructions

Required Information:

Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history.

Specimen Stability:

Maintain the specimen at room temperature

Unacceptable Specimen:

Unlabeled specimens. Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin)

Limitations:

Adequacy

Department:

Histology

Method:

Direct Immunofluorescence

Turnaround:

12 business days from receipt

Performed:

Monday–Friday

Test Includes:

Processing, examination and interpretive report

Retention:

Specimen: 7 days
Slides: 10 years.

CPT Code:*

88342
88346
88350 x4

*The listed CPT codes are for reference use only. Final coding is based on CPT guidelines and individual circumstances.

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