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ID:851 Faecal alpha-1-antitrypsin
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Description Aqueous extracts of faeces can be used for the measurement of alpha-1-antitrypsin as a guide to the extent of protein loss into the gut.
Indication Protein-losing enteropathy.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationA positive result is useful in confirming protein-losing enteropathy and monitoring the progress of disease however a negative result does not exclude protein-losing enteropathy.

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes0 - 0.48

IP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
IP Routine TAT28 days
GP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
GP Routine TAT28 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : BD. Last edited on 08/10/2015 11:31:03. Published By BD on 08/10/2014 11:31:03.