The delay in reporting results for renin, aldosterone, androstenedione, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, DHEAS and testosterone confirmation reported in January has been resolved and results are now going out as usual.
Gastric parietal cell (GPC) antibodies
|Immunology and PRU
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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