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Parietal Cell Ab

Parietal Cell Ab (HCAPCA) Immunology Lab Test

Name: Parietal Cell Ab

Test Name: Parietal Cell Ab

Health Link Test Code: HCAPCA

LIS Test Code: APCA

CPT Code(s): 86255

Methodology: Indirect Fluorescence

Clinical Information:

Associated with pernicious anemia, but can be found in some patients as an aging-related phenomenom.

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, dayshift.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 2 - 4 days.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Red top

Also Acceptable: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)

Collection Volume: 3 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL

Stability Ambient:

Not acceptable

Stability Refridgerated:

7 days

Stability Frozen:

No limit at -20°C; avoid repeat freeze and thaw.

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Testing Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to Laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic locations.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Grossly hemolyzed and lipemic specimens are not recommended.

Interpretation:

Normal Parietal Cell Ab (0 days and up): Negative