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The Intrinsic Factor Antibody Test is a crucial diagnostic tool used to detect the presence of antibodies against intrinsic factor (IF), a protein essential for the absorption of vitamin B12 in the intestine. This test plays a significant role in diagnosing conditions such as pernicious anemia, an autoimmune disorder that affects the stomach lining and leads to a severe deficiency of vitamin B12. The presence of intrinsic factor antibodies indicates that the immune system is mistakenly attacking the cells that produce intrinsic factor, hindering vitamin B12 absorption and leading to various health issues.

At DNA Labs UAE, the cost of the Intrinsic Factor Antibody Test is 560 AED. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and employs advanced testing methodologies to ensure accurate and reliable results. Patients seeking this test can expect professional service and comprehensive support throughout the testing process, from sample collection to the interpretation of results. DNA Labs UAE is committed to providing high-quality diagnostic services to help individuals and healthcare providers make informed decisions regarding health and treatment plans.

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INTRINSIC FACTOR ANTIBODY Test

Test Name: INTRINSIC FACTOR ANTIBODY Test

Components: Price 560.0 AED

Sample Condition: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.

Report Delivery: SampleMon by 9 am; Report Same day

Method: EIA

Test Type: Nutritional disorders

Doctor: Gastroenterologist

Test Department:

Pre Test Information: No special preparation required

Test Details

The Intrinsic Factor Antibody test is a blood test that is used to diagnose pernicious anemia, a condition in which the body is unable to absorb enough vitamin B12 from the gastrointestinal tract. Intrinsic factor is a protein that is produced by cells in the stomach and is necessary for the absorption of vitamin B12. In pernicious anemia, the body produces antibodies that attack and destroy intrinsic factor, leading to vitamin B12 deficiency.

During the test, a sample of blood is taken from the patient and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The presence of antibodies against intrinsic factor is measured in the blood sample. A positive result indicates the presence of antibodies, suggesting the diagnosis of pernicious anemia.

The Intrinsic Factor Antibody test is typically ordered when a patient presents with symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency, such as fatigue, weakness, pale skin, and shortness of breath. It is also ordered if a patient has a family history of pernicious anemia or has undergone surgery that may have affected the absorption of vitamin B12.

It is important to note that a positive Intrinsic Factor Antibody test does not necessarily mean that a person has pernicious anemia. Additional tests, such as a vitamin B12 level test and a complete blood count, may be needed to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment for pernicious anemia usually involves lifelong vitamin B12 supplementation, either through injections or oral supplements.

Test Name INTRINSIC FACTOR ANTIBODY Test
Components
Price 560.0 AED
Sample Condition 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Report Delivery SampleMon by 9 am; Report Same day
Method EIA
Test type Nutritional disorders
Doctor Gastroenterologist
Test Department:
Pre Test Information No special preparation required
Test Details

The Intrinsic Factor Antibody test is a blood test that is used to diagnose pernicious anemia, a condition in which the body is unable to absorb enough vitamin B12 from the gastrointestinal tract. Intrinsic factor is a protein that is produced by cells in the stomach and is necessary for the absorption of vitamin B12. In pernicious anemia, the body produces antibodies that attack and destroy intrinsic factor, leading to vitamin B12 deficiency.

During the test, a sample of blood is taken from the patient and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The presence of antibodies against intrinsic factor is measured in the blood sample. A positive result indicates the presence of antibodies, suggesting the diagnosis of pernicious anemia.

The Intrinsic Factor Antibody test is typically ordered when a patient presents with symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency, such as fatigue, weakness, pale skin, and shortness of breath. It is also ordered if a patient has a family history of pernicious anemia or has undergone surgery that may have affected the absorption of vitamin B12.

It is important to note that a positive Intrinsic Factor Antibody test does not necessarily mean that a person has pernicious anemia. Additional tests, such as a vitamin B12 level test and a complete blood count, may be needed to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment for pernicious anemia usually involves lifelong vitamin B12 supplementation, either through injections or oral supplements.