Division of Anatomic Pathology : Renal Pathology and Immunofluorescence Service

The Skin Biopsy Kit

  • The Skin Biopsy Kit:
    • one vial with formalin
    • one vial with Michel’s transport medium for immunofluorescence studies
    • one requisition form (for patient’s demographic, billing information, referring physician information with contact)
    • one instruction form
    • one pre-paid FedEx mailer
  • Skin biopsy work-up includes
    • Histologic analysis on formalin fixed-paraffin embedded tissue
    • Immunologic disease panel: immunofluorescence studies with antibodies against IgG, IgA, IgM, c3 and fibrinogen
    • Alport panel: immunofluorescence studies with antibodies against collagen Type IV alpha 1 and 5 chains to diagnose X linked Alport disease.

Please indicate in the requisition form which test is requested.