Test Catalog

Test ID: IFBA    
Intrinsic Factor Blocking Antibody, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The Access Intrinsic Factor (IF) Antibody assay is a competitive binding immunoenzymatic assay. The sample is added to a reaction vessel along with IF alkaline phosphatase conjugate and a protein blocking solution. IF antibody in the sample binds to the IF conjugate. After incubation in a reaction vessel, paramagnetic particles coated with a mouse monoclonal antibody, specific for the vitamin B12 binding site on IF, is added to the reaction. IF conjugate that has not been blocked by sample anti-IF binds to the monoclonal antibody on the solid phase. After an additional incubation, materials bound to the solid phase are held in a magnetic field, while unbound materials are washed away. Chemiluminescent substrate is added to the vessel and light generated by the reaction is measured with a luminometer. The light production is inversely proportional to the concentration of IF antibody in the sample expressed in AU/mL (antibody units/mL). The amount of analyte in the sample is determined from a stored calibration.(Package insert: Access Intrinsic Factor Ab. Beckman Coulter, Inc; 06/2020)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Saturday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

Same day/1 day to 4 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

2 weeks

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test