Immunofluorescence Testing

Dermatopathology and immunofluorescence testing play key roles in the diagnosis and classification of immunologic disorders, helping you provide superior care to your patients. Immunofluorescence is a proven way to diagnose immunologic disorders such as:

  • Blistering diseases (Bullous Pemphigoid)
  • Connective tissue diseases (Lupus Erythematosus)
  • Vasculitis (Henoch-Schonlein Purpura)

M. Kari Connolly, M.D. leads our Immunofluorescence service with her expertise in autoimmune skin diseases and immunofluorescence testing. She also directs the autoimmune skin disease clinic at UCSF where she sees patients with complex autoimmune diseases.You will have direct contact with M. Kari Connolly, M.D. regarding your cases.

Our Immunofluorescence Testing Offers:

• Fast turn around time 24 – 48 hours

• DIF performed on skin, mucosa and ocular tissue

• Processing at our state-of-the-art CLIA approved lab

• Accurate, concise reporting with histology correlation

• Photographs available upon request

• Direct communication with M. Kari Connolly M.D. (415) 476-7927


Click the below PDF link for more detailed information regarding DIF biopsies:

Direct Immunofluorescence Biopsy Site Guidelines