Antiparietal Cell Antibody Test-Reference Range

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An antiparietal cell antibody test is a blood test that helps to diagnose pernicious anemia, the most common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency.

The normal result is called a negative result. But it should be noticed that in some cases a negative test result does not necessarily mean that a person does not have pernicious anemia. At least 10% of those affected will not have parietal cell antibodies.

Positive results may indicate:

  • Atrophic gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining)
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Pernicious anemia

Keywords: AGPA; Anti-GPA; Anti-parietal Cell Antibody; Gastric Parietal Cell Antibody

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