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Beaumont Laboratory

Intrinsic Factor Blocking Antibody

WARDE: IFAB, Antrim #81230, EPIC: LAB6074, SOFT: XIFAB


No sample should be collected from a patient who has received Vitamin B12 injection therapy within the past 7 days.

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One Gold-top SST tube.
Also acceptable: One plain Red-top tube.

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and freeze (-20°C/-4°F or below) immediately.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 1.0 mL serum, frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below). (Min: 0.5 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
  • Severely lipemic specimens.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.


Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 8 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 48 hours
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 14 days

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.


Sent to Warde Medical Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI.


Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday.
Results available in 2-6 days.

Reference Range


Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay.

CPT Code


Test Codes

WARDE: IFAB, Antrim #81230, EPIC: LAB6074, SOFT: XIFAB

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