Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) can present with liver dysfunction in individuals from infancy to adulthood, and more infamously with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD), usually when over 30 years of age. Individuals with AATD are also at increased risk for panniculitis (migratory, inflammatory, tender skin nodules which may ulcerate on legs and lower abdomen) and C-ANCA-positive vasculitis (granulomatosis with polyangiitis). For diagnosis of AATD, testing for the serum level of AAT is also required.
This confidential blood assay for Alpha 1 Anti-trypsin Genotype is offered at all of the thirty two private clinics across England, Scotland and Wales.
Included in every single test request for Alpha 1 Anti-trypsin Genotype are a Doctors Referral, all Phlebotomy fees (your blood taken at a Private Hospital), all laboratory fees and includes our GP comments.
Inclusions: pi*S and pi*Z variants/alleles of the AAT gene.
Special Instructions: No Special Instructions.
Attendance Restrictions: No Special Attendance Restrictions.
Laboratory Notes: Assay Dependent
Sample Container: 1 x Lavender