Collection Method


Kit Requirements

SST Serum

Turn Around Time

7 business days Turnaround times are estimates


Sample Report


The anaemia screen is a useful test for any practitioner who suspects anaemia in their patient. What is included is Iron Studies, Vitamin B12 and Folate, Intrinsic Factor Antibodies and GPC Ab.

Iron Studies are useful in the assessment of the body’s iron status in order to identify iron deficiency anaemia.

Vitamin B12 and Folate may be related to B12 or Folate deficiency anaemia. Vitamin B12 is usually found in animal products so Vegetarians or Vegans may be at a higher risk of a deficiency state. Pernicious anaemia may also be related to a vitamin B12 deficiency.

Intrinsic Factor antibodies are immune system proteins that are produced in response to pernicious anaemia. Intrinsic Factor is required for the body to be able to absorb Vitamin B12. If intrinsic factor antibodies are present, it means the immune system is attacking its own parietal cells or intrinsic factor. The antibodies disable the intrinsic factor from the amount of intrinsic factor antibody is measured in a blood sample.

Gastric Parietal Cell Antibodies (GPC) are antibodies formed against a parietal cell enzyme. It is associated with autoimmune gastritis, which often progresses


  • GPC Ab
  • Intrinsic Factor Ab
  • Iron Studies
  • Vitamin B12/Folate

Common Conditions

  • Autoimmune and Immune System
    • Autoimmune disease
  • Other Health Conditions
    • Chronic disease
    • Common Conditions
    • Iron Deficiency
    • Macrocytic Anaemia
    • Malnutrition/Malabsorption
  • Nutritional and Dietary Symptoms
    • Pernicious Anaemia
    • Vegetarians/Vegans
  • Endocrine and Hormonal Health
    • Vitamin B12 deficiency

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

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