IFBA - Specimen: Intrinsic Factor Blocking Antibody, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: IFBA    
Intrinsic Factor Blocking Antibody, Serum

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Vitamin B12 Deficiency Evaluation in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Additional Information: This test should not be ordered on patients who have received vitamin B12 injection within the last 2 weeks.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 14 days