Collect SST/1.0 mL serum, after 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and send refrigerated.
Room temp: Unacceptable, Refrigerated: 7 days, Frozen: 14 days
1-4 days, Performed Tuesday, Friday
More than 40 phenotypes of AAT exist. The inherited deficiency, seen most often as the ZZ, SS and SZ phenotypes, is associated with neonatal hepatitis and infantile cirrhosis. In adults, these phenotypes are associated with chronic lung disease, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.