PARIETAL CELL ANTIBODY, IFA IN DILUTIONS
Parietal cell antibodies are found in 70– 90% patients with Pernicious anemia, 50% individuals with Gastric atrophy without pernicious anemia and upto 15% of unselected adult population. This assay is useful for evaluating patients suspected of having Pernicious anemia or immune meditated deficiency of vitamin B12 with or without Megaloblastic anemia.
Overnight fasting is preferred
Sample Daily by 11 am; Report Next day