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Test Name:Alpha-1-Antitrypsin
Epic Order Code:LAB810
CPT Code:82103  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 0.5 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are gold and red
Testing Schedule:Monday-Friday
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 1-3 days
Collection Information:Overnight fasting is preferred. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at room temperature. Specimen must be received in the lab within 7 days. If longer storage is required, store and transport the sample at 2-8° C for up to 3 weeks.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:90-200 mg/dL
Additional Information:Elevated estrogen levels (oral contraceptives, third trimester of pregnancy) give rise to increased A-1-A levels. CRP and Haptoglobin should therefore also be measured.