Parietal Cell Antibody with Reflex to titer : 262

Test Code
PCAB or 262


CPT Codes
86255

Includes
If Parietal Cell Antibody Screen is positive, then Parietal Cell Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256). (If reflex, non-orderable PCATIB %36207)


Transport Container
Preferred Specimen
0.5 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.1 mL


Transport Temperature
Room temperature.


Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 30 days


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis, grossly lipemic


Methodology
Immunofluorescent Assay

Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday


Report Available
1-4 days


Reference Range
Negative (Screened at 1:20)


Clinical Significance
Parietal cell antibodies are present in about 80% of patients with pernicious anemia and are rarely present in gastric ulcer, gastric cancer, or in association with antinuclear antibodies.


Performing Laboratory
med fusion



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.