Gastric Parietal Cell Autoantibodies

Methodology: 
Indirect immunofluorescence
Performed: 
Weekly
Reported: 
1 - 7 business days
Use: 
  • Diagnosis of Pernicious Anemia: Gastric parietal-cell autoantibodies detected in the presence of biochemically defined pernicious anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency identify an autoimmune etiology as the cause of the subject’s pernicious anemia.
  • Prediction of Pernicious Anemia: Parietal-cell autoantibodies detected in an asymptomatic individual indicates an increased risk for the subsequent development of chronic lymphocytic gastritis, achlorhydria and pernicious anemia.
Result: 
Interpretive report
Specimen Requirements: 

Collect blood in a 1 - 5 mL serum separator tube. Centrifuge, separate and transfer the serum to a plastic vial. Ship specimens with a frozen cold pack for overnight delivery.

Stability (collection to shipping of the sample):
  • Ambient: 24 hours
  • Refrigerated: 24 hours
  • Frozen: 1 year (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.)
Reference Values: 
Negative (interpretive report provided)
CPT Code (s): 
88346
Notes: 

UFHPL Test #: 60060

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