Parietal Cell Gastric Antibody 15114X

Test Code
PCA

Alias/See Also
PCA

CPT Codes
83516

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
1

Instructions
Draw one SST tube and send serum refrigerated

Transport Container
SST

Transport Temperature
R

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

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

Methodology
Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Immunoassay (ELISA)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues, Thurs p.m.; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
≤20.0 U Negative
20.1-24.9 U    Equivocal
≥25.0 U Positive


Clinical Significance
Gastric Parietal Cell Antibodies (GPA) test results are used in the diagnosis of pernicious anemia.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153




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