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Anti-Gastric Parietal Cell Antibodies (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Gastric Parietal Cell Autoantibody
Parietal Cell Antibody
APCA
PCA
AGPCA.
Laboratory:Anatomical Pathology
Test Code:GPC
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SSTSST
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge

Sera is stored at 4°C until tested (<7days). For long term storage samples are frozen at -20°C or -70°C. Repeated freezing and thawing must be avoided.

Assay Frequency:Twice weekly
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack