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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

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose pernicious anemia

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?