Immunology services at St George’s and Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are merging into one service, which will be located at St George’s Hospital. This is taking place during October and November.
Gastric parietal cell (GPC) antibodies
|Category||Immunology and PRU|
|Reporting frequency||3 days|
GPC antibodies are found in 80% of patients with pernicious anaemia, but are also found in up to 10% of healthy individuals.
GPC antibodies are no longer recommended for investigation of pernicious anaemia due to a lack of specificity. Instead, if a patient is being investigated for pernicious anaemia, intrinsic factor antibodies should be requested.
For more information, refer to the British Society of Haematology Guidelines.
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