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Test Code LAB514 Parietal Cell Antibodies, Serum

Additional Codes



Reporting Title

Parietal Antibody


Bio-Rad, Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Anti-parietal cell antibodies occur in the serum of 90% of patients with pernicious anemia.

Performing Laboratory

OhioHealth Laboratory Services-RMH Special Testing

Specimen Requirements

Draw blood in a gold-top serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated.

Note:  A speckled-top serum gel tube (s) or a plain, red-top tube(s) is also acceptable.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate/Ambient OK/Frozen OK

Reference Values

Negative (<20)

Positives will be titered at an additional charge.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86255 - screen

86256 - titer (if appropriate)