Alpha 1-Antitrypsin

Test Code: 465
CPT Codes: 82103
Methodology: TURB
Specimen Requirements: 1 mL serum, ambient, refrigerated or frozen
Turn Around Time: 1 – 3 Days
Special Instructions: None
Clinical Utilities: Measurement of alpha-1-antitrypsin aids in the diagnosis of juvenile and adult cirrhosis of the liver.  Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency has been associated with neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, severe protein-losing disorders, and pulmonary emphysema.