Test Catalog

Test ID: CIB    
Cutaneous Direct Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA), Biopsy

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Confirming a diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid, cicatricial pemphigoid, pemphigoid gestationis and other variants of pemphigoid, all types of pemphigus, including paraneoplastic pemphigus (paraneoplastic multiorgan syndrome), dermatitis herpetiformis, linear IgA bullous dermatosis, chronic bullous disease of childhood, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, porphyria cutanea tarda, bullous eruption of lupus erythematosus, and atypical or mixed forms of bullous disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, cutaneous lupus erythematosus, or other variants, vasculitis, lichen planus, and other inflammatory diseases


This test is not useful for diagnosis of malignancies involving the skin.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Pathology Consultation Ordering Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Direct Immunofluorescence Staining of Cryostat-Prepared Skin Biopsy Sections for IgG, IgM, IgA, C3, and Fibrinogen Deposition

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Cutaneous Direct IFA, Biopsy

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Anti-Epithelial Antibody
Anti-Skin Basement Membrane
Basement Membrane
Blistering Disease
Bullous Disease
Bullous Pemphigoid
Chronic Bullous Disease of Childhood
Cicatricial Pemphigoid
Connective Tissue Disease
Dermatitis herpetiformis
Direct Immunofluorescence
Epidermal Cell Surface Antibody
Epidermal Fluorescence Antibody
Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita
Immunofluorescence Antibodies
Intercellular Substance Antibody
Lichen Planus
Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis
Lupus Erythematosus (LE)
Oral Ulcers
Paraneoplastic Pemphigus
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
Skin Basement Membrane Antibodies
Skin Biopsy
Cutaneous Immunofluorescence