Order Code: C1471
ABN Requirement: No
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Let tube stand in a vertical position to allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Transport: Store serum at 2-8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): 90 days
Deep Frozen (-70°C): 90 days
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens
Methodology: Nephelometry (NEPH)
Turn Around Time: 2-3 days
Clinical Significance: Alpha-1-Antitrypsin level may be increased in normal pregnancy and in several diseases including chronic pulmonary disease, hereditary angioedema, renal, gastric, liver, and pancreatic diseases, diabetes, carcinomas, and rheumatoid diseases. Alpha-1-Antitrypsin may be decreased in emphysema, hepatic cirrhosis, respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn, nephrosis, malnutrition, and cachexia.
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