Immunofluorescence Proficiency Testing (Indirect testing only)


2024 Spring IF Program registration is closed.

2024 Fall IF Program registration is open.



This program is concerned with the quality of indirect immunofluorescence testing of sera for detection of circulating IgG anti-basement membrane zone and anti-intercellular (cell surface) antibodies. The participating physician or laboratory director receives four serum samples and must process these to determine the presence and titer of circulating antibodies using an indirect immunofluorescence technique with monkey esophagus as a substrate, and other substrates if desired. The participant records the results including pattern and the titer. Each participant returns recorded results to the Program Director. The results of all laboratories in the same testing event are number coded, compiled and summarized for quality review. Following completion of specimen tests from the Program Director, participants receive number coded summaries of all participants' results. A certificate is issued to each laboratory participating in the program.
Results of the Spring and Fall Immunofluorescence Proficiency Testing can be used toward addressing the College of American Pathologists (CAP) alternative assessment requirements and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
All participants must register every year for each program. Program participation is not automatic.


Testing is open to laboratory directors, dermatopathologists, dermatologists and pathologists.

Registration Fees

ASDP Member: $150 per program
Non-member: $200 per program


*No refunds after testing materials are shipped.


Registration Deadline

Spring Program: March 1, 2024
Fall Program: September 1, 2024

General Information

For general information contact ASDP
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1-847-572-2188

For questions relating to slides/specimens or the content of the program, contact:

Raminder K. Grover, MD
Beutner Labs, Inc.
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: +1-716-838-0549
Fax: +1-716-838-0798