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Gastric Parietal Autoantibodies Blood Test
Gastric Parietal Autoantibodies Blood Test
Gastric Parietal Autoantibodies Blood Test
Gastric Parietal Autoantibodies Blood Test

Gastric Parietal Autoantibodies Blood Test

This test identifies whether the gastric parietal cells, important for absorption of vitamin B12, are under attack from the body's immune system.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 4 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Autoimmunity

Autoimmunity (1 Biomarker)

Parietal cell antibodies are autoantibodies, produced by the immune system that mistakenly target and destroy parietal cells, specialised cells in the stomach that aid digestion and make intrinsic factor. Intrinsic factor is required for the absorption of vitamin B12 from food. The progressive loss of parietal cells may lead to a vitamin B12 deficiency. Gastric parietal cells antibodies are associated with autoimmune gastritis and pernicious anaemia. This test helps to find out more about the cause of a vitamin B12 deficiency.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.