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Atopic Dermatitis Autoimmunity Panel

Test Code: 403070P

Cpt Code:

83520 (x1) 86003 (x1)

Clinical Utility

To assist in the evaluation of triggers in atopic dermatitis. The total serum IgE is frequently very high in AD patients, sometimes exceeding 10,000 IU/mL. A subpopulation of these patients produce autoantibodies to their own IgE and this correlates with disease severity. The activation of IgE bearing Langerhans cells and macrophages by autoantibodies to IgE contribute to skin inflammation. The majority of sera from AD patients contain IgE specific for human skin proteins (eg. MnSOD) and this autoantibody appears to exacerbate the inflammatory process once initiated.

Procedure

see individual test information

Turnaround Time

5-7 business days from receipt of specimen

Specimen Information

serum - 2 mL serum, ambient, frozen or refrigerated, no special shipping requirements.

Disclaimer

Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above.

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