Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Screening test for patients suspected to have an autoimmune blistering disorder of the skin or mucous membranes (pemphigus), as an aid in the diagnosis of pemphigus, and monitoring treatment response in patients with a confirmed diagnosis of pemphigus.
DESMOGLEIN 1: <20 RU (negative), >20.0 RU (positive)
DESMOGLEIN 3: <20 RU (negative), >20.0 RU (positive)
1 - 11 days
- Pemphigus vulgaris
- Pemphigus foliaceus
Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.