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What is the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) test?
This test analyzes the amount of alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) in the blood. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) is a protein that is produced in the liver. It helps in protecting your lungs from damage and diseases such as emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
When is the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) test recommended?
It is recommended:
To check the family history of emphysema or liver disease.
It is characterized by emphysema that begins at age 45 or earlier, occurs in nonsmokers, or has certain anatomic features related to how it affects the lungs.
Asthma usually starts during adulthood, especially if it doesn’t get better with treatment.
Bronchiectasis is an enlargement of the tubes that carry air to the lungs.
Panniculitis involves painful nodules on the skin.
Liver disease without a known cause.
What does it measure?
The Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) test:
Alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) is a protein in the blood that protects the lungs from the damage caused by activated enzymes. Laboratory tests measure the level of A1AT in the blood or identify abnormal forms of A1AT that a person has inherited to help diagnose alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) helps to inactivate several enzymes, the most important of which is elastase. Elastase is an enzyme that is produced by white blood cells called neutrophils and is part of the body's normal response to injury and inflammation. This elastase breaks down proteins so that they can be removed and recycled by the body. If it is not regulated by A1AT, elastase will also begin to break down and damage lung tissue.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 24 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) test in Bangalore is Rs. 900.
How often should I get tested for the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) test?
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) test?
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth. in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book an Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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