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Alpha-1-Antitrypsin (AAT), plasma or serum

Alternate test name

Lab area
Clinical Biochemistry - General
Method and equipment

ABBOTT- Architect CI 4100

Expected turn-around time
STAT: 6 Hours Urgent: 6 Hours Routine: 24 hours
Specimen type


Specimen requirements

Collect 0.5 mL

Storage and transportation


Shipping information
The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
555 University Avenue, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-7200
Toll Free: 1-855-381-3212
Hours: 7 days/week, 24 hours/day
Background and clinical significance

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a genetic condition that can cause lung and liver damage. Lung symptoms are usually similar to emphysema, including chronic cough, shortness of breath and wheezing. Treatments can reduce your risk of lung damage.

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