WHAT IS CUTANEOUS IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE BIOPSY TEST?

WHAT IS CUTANEOUS IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE BIOPSY TEST?

A biopsy specimen of the skin is taken for direct epidermal immunofluorescent study. Direct immunofluorescence is a histologic technique whereby the skin sample is treated with fluorescein-conjugated human immunoglobulin antisera and then incubated and examined under ultraviolet radiation. Deposition of human immunoglobulins and complement components in skin tissue and lesions (indicating a disorder) is identified and differentiated by the immunofluorescent patterns demonstrated. 

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