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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Blood Test

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Test to help diagnose the cause of early onset emphysema and/or liver dysfunction.
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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Blood Test

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Also Known As AAT, Acute Phase Proteins, Alpha1-Antitrypsin Serum, Alpha1-Protease Inhibitor, α1AT
Preparation Fasting 10-12 hours required. Water is ok.
Test Type Blood
Test Results 1-2 days

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 Alpha-1 Antitrpsin testing may be ordered when a person under 40 years of age develops a chronic cough or bronchitis, wheezing, or short of breath after exertion and/or shows other signs of emphysema. This is especially true when the patient has not be exposed to know lung irritants, is not a smoker, and when the lung damage appears to be located low in the lungs.  AAT testing may also be done if you have a close relative with alpha-1 antrypsin deficiency.

α1-antitrypsin deficiency has been associated with a number of diseases:

 

  • Cirrhosis
  • COPD
  • Pneumothorax
  • Asthma
  • Wegener's granulomatosis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Emphysema, predominantly involving the lower lobes and causing bullae
  • Secondary Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis
  • Cancer
    • Hepatocellular carcinoma (liver)
    • Bladder carcinoma
    • Gallbladder cancer
    • Lymphoma
    • Lung cancer

Additional Info

Also Known As AAT, Acute Phase Proteins, Alpha1-Antitrypsin Serum, Alpha1-Protease Inhibitor, α1AT
Quick Overview Test to help diagnose the cause of early onset emphysema and/or liver dysfunction.
Preparation Fasting 10-12 hours required. Water is ok.
Test Type Blood
Test Results 1-2 days
Retail Price $87.00
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