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Alpha-1 antitrypsin is one of a family of proteins with similar functions known as the serine proteinase inhibitor (or serpin) superfamily.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin proteins play an important role in controlling inflammation, coagulation and repair mechanisms in the body.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is an inherited disorder that can cause lung disease in adults and liver disease in adults and children. Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is a protein that protects the lungs.
The liver usually makes the Alpha-1 antitrypsin protein, and releases it into the bloodstream. Not having enough Alpha-1 antitrypsin puts you at risk of emphysema or liver problems.
If you smoke, you increase your risk. Staying away from cigarette smoke is crucial.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your stool sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Alpha 1 Antitrypsin stool test stool sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your stool sample in the comfort of your own home.
Your Alpha 1 Antitrypsin stool test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your stool sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your stool sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your stool sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range stool results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Alpha 1 Antitrypsin stool test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Alpha 1 Antitrypsin stool test results.
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