Congenital deficiency of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin (AAT) is associated with early lung disease (emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and chronic obstructive lung disease) and neonatal hepatitis and infantile cirrhosis.
Methodology: Fluorescent Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism
Collect 1 lavender-top (EDTA) tube (minimum: 2.0 mL of whole blood). Do not centrifuge. Refrigerate specimens after collection.
Analytical Time: 7-11 days
Days Set Up: Monday Wednesday Friday