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Sample Type: SERUM
Method: AUTOMATED NEPHELOMETRY
This test is done to identify the cause for a lung condition called emphysema, and to help diagnose a rare form of liver disease in children and adults caused by alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency. This condition makes the liver produce too little of a protein that normally protects the lungs and the liver from damage.
Test is performed on a blood sample. No preparation is needed. Inform your doctor about all the medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, herbal or ayurvedic preparations, and homeopathic medicines you are taking