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U072 - Do I Order the ANA by Multiplex or IFA? An Update and Refresher on Laboratory Testing

Sunday, March 3; 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss the strengths and weakness of various laboratory tests in skin disease.
  • Identify new laboratory tests for detecting and diagnosing skin disease.
  • Recognize potential sources for discordant laboratory testing.


This session will focus on laboratory evaluation in medical dermatology. It will present common or critical clinical scenarios followed by targeted synopses of laboratory testing methodology available, sensitivity, specificity, cost, and a discussion of associated pitfalls. The session will serve to both introduce new commercially available tests as well as a refresher of established methodologies.


  • Kaffenberger, Benjamin, MD: Biogen – I(Grants/Research Funding); Celgene Corporation – I(Grants/Research Funding); Dermatology Foundation – I(Grants/Research Funding); Eli Lilly and Company – I(Grants/Research Funding); National Rosacea Society – I(Grants/Research Funding); Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Veloce BioPharma LLC – I(Grants/Research Funding); XBiotech – I(Grants/Research Funding);
Sunday, March 3
4:30 PM
Dr. Kaffenberger / Laboratory Testing in Medical Dermatology
Event Details
  • Date
    Sunday, March 3
  • Time
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location
    Room 150B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Benjamin Kaffenberger, MD, FAAD - Handout