1-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
Specimen Collection Details
One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum from cells into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
48 hours ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
1 mL serum.
150 µL serum.
Most patients with pernicious anemia have parietal cell antibodies. However, the fact that such antibodies are found with increased frequency in unaffected family members, as well as in patients with other autoimmune disease, suggests these antibodies do not cause disease by themselves.
Plasma; severely lipemic, contaminated or hemolyzed specimen.