Test Overview
Test Methodology

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Test Usage

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.

Reference Range *

DESMOGLEIN 1: <20 RU (negative), >20.0 RU (positive)
DESMOGLEIN 3: <20 RU (negative), >20.0 RU (positive)

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Analytic Time

1 - 11 days

Soft Order Code
DSGAB
MiChart Code
Desmoglein 1 (DSG1) and 3 (DSG3), Serum (Sendout)
Synonyms
  • Pemphigus
  • Pemphigus vulgaris
  • Pemphigus foliaceus
  • DSG13
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo DSGAB
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
83516 x2
Fee Code
AA007 x2
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