Parietal Cell Autoantibodies*
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.
- Ambient: 24 hours
- Refrigerated: 24 hours
- Frozen: 1 year (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.)
- Diagnosis of Pernicious Anemia: 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.
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