Antiparietal Cell Antibodies, Quantitative

Test ID: 

706000

CPT code:

83516

Synonyms:

Gastric Parietal Cell Antibodies

Clinical Use:

Detection of gastric parietal cell antibodies of the IgG class in human sera. Autoantibodies to gastric parietal cells are found in approximately 90% of patients with pernicious anemia and in about 30% of first degree relatives of patients with pernicious anemia. Increased levels of gastric parietal cells have been found in patients with thyroid disease, iron deficiency anemia, alopecia areata, and vitiligo

Specimen Type:

Serum

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.3 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions:

Room temperature:

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination; heat-treated specimen; specimen with preservative added

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