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
Pemphigoid Gestationis, Complement-Fixing Basement Membrane Antibodies (Herpes Gestationis Factor) 0092283
Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation/Indirect Immunofluorescence (IIF)/Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay