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Skin Biopsies for Immunofluorescence

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Histopathology

Test information: Immunofluorescence is a technique used for light microscopy with a fluorescence microscope.
This technique uses the specificity of antibodies to their antigen to target fluorescent dyes to specific biomolecule targets within a cell, and therefore allows visualization of the distribution of the target molecule through the sample.
Must be kept at room temperature and NOT refrigerated. Update Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport section to:

Specimen Type(s)
  • Skin biopsies for immunofluorescence;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Container Containing Michel's Medium;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • N/A;
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Transported in Michel's medium obtainable from laboratory with 24hours notice.
Must not use out of date Michel's medium, Specimen must be delivered to the department within 72 hours
Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Interpretative comment
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

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Last updated: 03-05-2024