Test Code: APCA Preferred Name Parietal cell antibody
< 1 day
< 7 days
|Image||Specimen Type||Specimen Volume||Tube Type|
||Blood (adult)||8 mL||SST with gel 8.5 mL (Dark Yellow Top)
||Blood (paediatric)||1 mL||2x SST with gel 600 uL Paed (Red or Yellow top)
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APPLICATION: This is a supportive but not diagnostic test for pernicious anaemia.
INTERPRETATION: Antibodies are positive in 80% of patients with pernicious anaemia and in 40 - 50% of patients with another organ specific autoimmne disease.