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ID:15 Alpha-1 Acid Glycoprotein (AGP)
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DescriptionAlso known as Orosomucoid. This is an acute phase protein.
IndicationThis protein used to be used in the diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory bowel disease. Marker of activity in inflammatory bowel disease - used in disease assessment of Crohn's - useful indicator for early stages of disease.
Additional InfoAGP is an avid binder of basic drugs so changes in AGP cause significant changes in the pharmacokinetics of propanolol, imipramine, quinidine. CRP is a more useful indicator of acute phase.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

DepartmentClinical Immunology
TubeSerum Gel
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Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol2 mL

Ref. Range (Male)0.6 - 1.2
Ref. Range (Female)0.4 - 1.0
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes5-50yrs : 0.6-1.2 g/l (male) 0.4-1.0 g/l (female). >50yrs : 0.8-2.0 g/l (male/female) Reduced concentrations seen in pregnancy and children <1yr
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 14/09/2018 14:14:53. Published By AM on 14/09/2017 14:14:53.