Parietal cell antibodies
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10 mL blood in plain tube.
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A supportive, but not diagnostic, test for pernicious anaemia.
Antibodies react with sub-units of the gastric parietal cell proton pump.
Positive in 80% of patients with pernicious anaemia and in 40-50% of patients with other organ specific autoimmune diseases.
Yao Y et al. J Fam Pract 1992; 35: 524-528.