Anti Parietal Cell Antibody (ANCA)

The most important task of the parietal cells is to secrete the intrinsic factor necessary for the absorption of vitamin B12. B12, on the other hand, is an essential vitamin for iron absorption. In its absence, the amount of iron in the blood drops, and anemia develops.
Interpretation:When vitamin B12 cannot be absorbed, it cannot play its role in the synthesis of erythrocytes (red blood cells), and, as a result, pernicious anemia occurs. Vitamin B12 is also necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system. This test is useful especially positive anti-parietal antibodies support the diagnosis of pernicious anemia.
Sample: Arm venous blood. Nonfasting
Working day: Everyday
Result Time: 15 days at 6 pm