Compare Alpha-1 tests
Most commercial labs and several specialized Alpha-1 laboratories perform the tests to identify Alpha-1.
Three blood tests can be used to diagnose and identify the specific genetic type of Alpha-1.
Alpha1-Antitrypsin (AAT) blood level:
Tests for the amount of the AAT protein in your blood. Often is the first test ordered, but does not provide any genetic information.
Identifies whether the genes you have to make AAT are normal or abnormal.
Identifies exactly which AAT protein your body makes. There are several different AAT proteins your body could make, depending on your genetic makeup. Some of the proteins are normal and some are abnormal, which can result in low levels of AAT in your blood.
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Up to 25 million Americans are estimated to carry an abnormal Alpha-1 gene1
Many of the estimated 25 million carriers for Alpha-1 have an increased risk of lung disease.1,2 Talk to your doctor about the free Grifols AlphaKit.