Intrinsic Factor Antibody
All requests for a Pernicious Anaemia Screen will be
tested for the presence of gastric parietal cell antibodies and
Intrinsic factor antibodies.
Detection of IgG autoantibodies against Intrinsic Factor.
Request via ICE.
Assay is performed weekly, usually on a Wednesday.
It is essential to provide relevant clinical information.
No special preparation is required.
Samples are tested weekly.
Red top tube.
Gold top tube will be accepted.
Samples should be transported to the laboratory as soon as is
Aliquot and store at 4-8°C prior to testing and at -20°C or
below for up to 1 month after receipt.
Causes for Rejection
Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample
Inadequately completed request form
Delay in sample reaching laboratory.
Results are reported as Positive, Negative or Equivocal.