The Cutaneous Immunopathology Laboratory is an independent, state certified facility exclusively dedicated to skin immunopathology and immunofluorescence microscopy. This laboratory specializes in immunology and immunopathology of collagen-vascular diseases, bullous diseases and other autoimmune disorders. We are qualified to offer both diagnostic and interpretive services, and on request, therapeutic advice based on our ongoing experience of clinical practice, education, research, and publications.
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About our Lab

Reporting Procedure

Reporting Procedure

Routine test results are available within 24 hours of receipt of the specimen. We strive to offer prompt results and will make special arrangements in emergency situations. Special immunofluorescence tests or procedures may take longer than 24 hours. Reports are faxed as well as mailed to the requesting physician. Printed digital images are included in all reports of positive direct immunofluorescence results.
Specimen Handling

Specimen Handling

Kits for mailing samples are available free of charge to requesting physicians. Kits include a request form, Michel’s Transport Medium, blood collection tube, packing materials, and a prepaid outer mailing sleeve. FedEx Clinical Paks and shipping labels are available upon special request for express service.
Download test request form (PDF)


We are an approved provider in most managed care plans including Medicare and Medicaid. Billing for these services can be directed to the physician or the patient’s insurance.

Contact Dermatopathology

We are available between the hours of 7:15 am to 3:45 pm CST to answer any questions you may have or take requests for mailing kits.

Department of Dermatology
TBRC Room C3800
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-2269
(414) 955-0086 (fax)