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ID:355 Alpha-2-Macroglobulin
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DescriptionProtease inhibitor with broad spectrum of activity.
IndicationMay be measured to assess plasma dilution.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationIncreased concentrations in nephrotic syndrome, liver disease, ataxia telangiectasia, diabetes mellitus, oestrogen therapy & pregnancy. Decreased concentrations in acute pancreatitis & fibrinolysis.

Ref. Range (Male)See note
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes<15 years: male 2.8-6.7; female 2.8-6.7 15 to 30 years: male 2-4.5; female 2.2-5 30 to 45 years: male 1.6-4; female 1.8-4.5 >45years: male 1.3-3.5; female 1.4-4
Unitsg/L


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT28 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT28 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : BD. Last edited on 14/09/2018 14:16:04. Published By BD on 14/09/2017 14:16:04.