Cutaneous Direct Immunofluorescence

The Cutaneous Direct Immunofluorescence test contains 1 test with 2 biomarkers.

These studies contribute to the diagnosis of autoimmune blistering diseases, dermatitis herpetiformis, and IgA vasculitis. Important in the evaluation of other autoimmune and inflammatory skin diseases including non-IgA vasculitides and interface and lichenoid dermatitis/mucositis such as connective tissue disorders, lichen planus, etc. The panel includes the C5b-9 antibody to better distinguish between some forms of Lupus and Dermatomyocitis. Its presence or absence is also critical in the evaluation of other types of connective tissue diseases and many vasculitides.

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

Cutaneous Direct


*Process times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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