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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Immunofluorescence (skin)


Direct immunofluorescence (DIF)

External Price (excl. GST)


Specimen Collection

Pre Testing Requirements

For specimens from referring hospital/laboratories please ensure to arrange for the specimens to arrive at WDHB laboratory within 24 hours from excision of specimen. Notify Histology Laboratory in advance of the specimens expected arrival date and time.

Adult Specimen

Punch biopsy. Specimen Collection: 2 samples are required; 1 sample in saline for immunofluorescence and the other in 10% buffered formalin fixative immediately for routine Histology.

Test Information



Test Availability

Mon -Fri, 0800-1630

Laboratory Turnaround Time

If marked Urgent 1-2 working days from receipt
2-5 working days for immunofluorescence report
Non-urgent reports due 2-3 weeks after receipt.

Electronic Information

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