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​Anti-Parietal Cell Antibodies

Blood

Clinical Microbiology

Ordering Recommendations

Specimen Requirements​ ​

Type​
  • ​Serum
​Container
  • ​Preferred Collection Container: Red
  • Alternative Collection Container: Tiger (gel)
​Required Volume

​Whole Blood

  • Optimal Volume: 4.0 mL
  • Pediatric Volume: 3.0 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)

Serum (For Laboratory Use Only)

  • Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

​Stability/Storage
  • ​Serum must be removed from cells or gel within 4 hours of collection
  • Stable up to 7 days at 2°C to 8°C
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
Testing Site​
  • ​Immunodiagnostics Laboratory, RUH
Results Reporting​
  • 10 days
​Methodology
  • ​Indirect Immunofluorescence (IFA)
​Specimen Retention
  • ​1 month
​Alternate Test Names
  • ​Gastric Parietal Cell Antibody Screen
  • APCA
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​APCA (For Laboratory Use Only)

Test Ordering Requirements​ ​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-459 v1

Last Modified: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 |
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