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
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.
Collection Container: Red top
Also Acceptable: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)
Collection Volume: 3 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL
No limit at -20°C; avoid repeat freeze and thaw.
Sample Analyzed: Serum
Testing Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL
Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to Laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic locations.
Grossly hemolyzed and lipemic specimens are not recommended.
Normal Parietal Cell Ab (0 days and up): Negative