Pemphigoid gestationis (previously called herpes gestationis) is a rare disease of pregnancy and puerperium. Biopsy and antibody testing are both used in the initial workup for the disease. If testing is negative for pemphigoid gestationis, the patient should be tested for other immunobullous diseases.
Refer to ARUP Laboratories’ test offerings below.
ARUP Laboratory Tests
Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation/Indirect Immunofluorescence (IIF)/Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)