This test measures the level of the protein AAT in blood. It evaluates the cause and risk of emphysema and/or liver dysfunction due to alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
A low level of AAT in blood indicates you may have alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. The lower the level of AAT, the greater the risk of developing emphysema.
Those who develop emphysema before age 40; Those who have a family history of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
Overnight fasting is preferred.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.