Dr. Fleming directed a busy immunodermatopathology laboratory at the Medical College of Wisconsin for 3 years, and is very experienced in all forms of immunodermatology testing, including direct immunofluorescence, indirect immunofluorescence, ELISA’s, and other serologic tests. All are available from Fleming Dermatopathology (please download our order form for a complete list). Direct immunofluorescence (DIF) is the most commonly ordered and most important test, and we do it differently:
- The first page of our report includes a textual description of the results and an interpretation of their clinical significance. In addition, for positive cases, there is a second page consisting entirely of photographs. This page includes one to four pictures, annotated to identify the significant findings, and printed on high quality photo paper. This is important documentation because DIF materials are not permanent (the slides cannot be stored).
- The report, including printed photographs, is mailed to clinicians. It can also be faxed and accessed online on our website.
The lab furnishes all materials for collection and transport of DIF and serologic specimens. Transport is by business reply mail or, for more urgent cases, overnight mail.