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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Phenotype

Order Code CH491
Turnaround Time 6 days
Test Includes

Components: Alpha 1 antitrypsin phenotype

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

SST (Tiger Top)

Preferred Specimens
Minimum Volume (uL)
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature 8 hours
Refrigerated 14 days
Frozen 30 days
Special Instructions

Separate serum from cells within 45 minutes of venipuncture.

Test Details
Clinical Significance

Alpha-1-Antitrypsin (AAT) Phenotype – More than 40 phenotypes of AAT exist. The inherited deficiency, seen most often as the ZZ, SS and SZ phenotypes, is associated with neonatal hepatitis and infantile cirrhosis. In adults, these phenotypes are associated with chronic lung disease, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.