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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeTAA
Method

Indirect immunofluorescence

External PriceContact Canterbury Health Laboratories on +64 3 364 0484 or email Labinfo.
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

None

Specimen Collection Protocols

Serum is the preferred sample type.

EDTA and Lithium heparin plasma have not been validated by the slide manufacturer.

A comment to this effect will accompany the result if plasma is tested.

Patient Specimen5 mL clotted blood
Paediatric Specimen0.5 mL clotted blood
Sample Delivery to LabRoom temperature
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions100 uL serum - minimum 1 mL serum - preferred Store in fridge
Aliquot Transport to CHLRoom temperature
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Immunology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0414 | x80414
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, business hours only
Turnaround Time2 - 3 days
Reference Interval

- Not detected
- Titred
See Interpretation.

Interpretation

Gastric Parietal Cell Antibodies
Positive in 90% of patients with pernicious anaemia. Other disorders that may be associated with GPC antibodies are atrophic gastritis (up to 60%), autoimmune thyroid diseases (33%), diabetes mellitus (12%), and rarely iron deficiency anaemia. Although detected in less than 2% of the normal population under 20, the incidence of GPC antibodies increases in women over the age of 40 and may be present in up to 16% of the normal population over 60 years of age.


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