Detect the presence of circulating pemphigus and bullous pemphigoid antibodies in sera.
Immediatley following collection, mix sample by gently inverting 5 times
Gold serum separator (SST) tube
Indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA)
Intracellular antibodies are present in 85% to 90% of pemphigus patients and specific basement membrane antibodies are present in 70% to 80% of patients with bullous pemphigoid.