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Parietal Cell Antibody

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Also known as: Gastric Parietal Cell Antibody; Anti-parietal Cell Antibody; Anti-GPA; AGPA; APCA
Formal name: Gastric Parietal Cell Antibody, IgG

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose pernicious anemia, the most common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency

When to Get Tested?

As part of an investigation, when you have anemia and/or neuropathy that may be due to a vitamin B12 deficiency; when you have red blood cells that are much larger than normal (macrocytic)

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None