Test Includes: Direct immunofluorescence testing.

Availability: Mon–Fri 08:00–17:00, Sat, 08:00–12:00; Pathologist on call at all times for consultation.

Special Instructions: Scrape the basal rim of a freshly opened vesicle and apply to glass slide.

Analytic Time: 0–1 day.

Causes for Rejection: Unlabeled specimen. Insufficient demographic or clinical information for processing.

Interpretation: Interpreted by dermatopathologist.

Limitations: Lack of sufficient epithelial cells and/or obscuring inflammation may compromise test sensitivity.