Wide measuring range
With a measuring range of 38.7-660 mg/dl, it will comfortably detect levels outside of the healthy range of 150-350 mg/dl
Stable to expiry when stored at 2-8⁰C
Excellent correlation with standard methods
A correlation coefficient of r=0.99 was obtained with an alternative commercially available method
- Liquid ready-to-use reagents
- Stable to expiry when stored at 2-8⁰C
- Measuring range 38.7-660mg/dl
What is Alpha-I-Antitrypsin assay used for?
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin is from a family of proteins known as the serine proteinase inhibitor superfamily. It primarily serves to protect the elastin fibres of the lungs by inhibiting neutrophil elastase. Most Alpha-1 Antitrypsin in the body is produced by the liver. Therefore, the liver is damaged by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency, as are the lungs.
- Low levels of AAT are associated with emphysema and liver disease
- Increased levels can occur as a result of trauma, pregnancy, administration of oestrogens or typhoid vaccine