Gastric parietal cell antibodies

Test investigation

Gastric parietal cell antibodies

Laboratory offering test

NNUH

Units

N/A

Also known as/Frequency of test

GPC, Liver autoantibodies, Autoimmune screen

Indications

Anti gastric parietal cell antibodies are found in the majority of cases of autoimmune atrophic gastritis. If this progresses to pernicious anaemia (PA), anti intrinsic factor antibodies are usually found as well. NB False positives can occur.

Comments precautions

Intrinsic factor reflexed when GPC positive

Sample type

Serum

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

2 working days

Reference intervals

Negative