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Test & Collection Guide

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Faecal Alpha 1 Antitrypsin

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 Please consult Chemical Pathologist before requesting the test.

This test is for Protein Loosing enteropathy investigation.

Preferred sample type: Random faecal collection. Serum (blood) sample only required is A1AT deficiency is suspected.

A timed specimen collection (72 h) may be collected for the calculation of a quantitative plasma loss but is not routinely done. Please indicate start time/date and finish time/date.

Note false elevations occur with diarrhoea, GI blood loss. False reduction occur when pH <3.5 (e.g. from gastric acid hypersecretion).

Referred Test
Test Code:
Specimen types:
Container types:
Faecal anti 1 antitrypsinFaecal anti 1 antitrypsin
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Minimum Adult Volume:
5 g
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
2 g
As required
Result Turnaround Time:
4-6 weeks
Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Freeze sample within 6 hours

Transport Instructions:

Transport Frozen

External Laboratory:
Royal Brisbane & Womens Hospital
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