Immunodermatology Unit

Staff:

Vector Lazarevic
(Specialist)

Najla Al-Kharafi
(Senior Registrar)

Ms Sherley(Technician)         Ms. Manal Al-Shamali
(Technician)
Ms. Hanouf Senan
(Technician)



Dr. Richard Dvorak

The following tests are carried out in the center:

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1. Direc immunofluorescence tests (biopsy)

  1. Ordinary DIF (IgG, IgM, IgA, C3, C4, Fib)
  2. Salt-split skin test from biopsy

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2. Indirect immunofluorescence tests:
  1. Monkey esophagus substrate
  2. Salt-split skin test- human skin substrate
  3. C3 fix test- human skin substrate

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Anti Pemphigus antibodies:

  1. Desmoglein 1
  2. Desmoglein 3

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Anti Bullous Pemphigoid antibodies:

  1.  BP 180  kd
  2.  BP  230 kd

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ANA test using Hep-2 cell substrate

6  dsDNA test- ELISA

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ENA test- INNO-LIA test for 13 nuclear antigens

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Circulating immune complexes

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Direct smear for Leishmaniasis- presence of L-D bodies

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Antigen Mapping for Epider,olysis Bullosa-( Collagen type VII, Collagen type IV, Keratin 14, Integrin alpha6, Integrin beta4, Plectin, BP 180)

 

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