At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To help diagnose the cause of early onset emphysema and/or liver dysfunction; to establish the risk of emphysema and/or liver disease due to alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and determine the likelihood that children might inherit the risk
When to Get Tested?
When your infant or young child show signs of liver disease; when you develop emphysema before age 40; when you have a close relative with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?