June 24, 2014 Comments Off

Alpha-1 Websites Alpha-1 Foundation (USA) Informative website with excellent information in plain English and downloadable resources for newly-diagnosed Alphas. What is Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency? (USA) Link to a good overview of Alpha -1

June 17, 2014 Comments Off

A - C Allele: Another general name for the altered form of a gene. For example, the Z allele is an altered form of the M gene. There are many different alpha-1 gene

June 13, 2014 Comments Off

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: A Guide for the Recently Diagnosed Individual What is Alpha-1? What Does It Mean to be an Alpha-1 Carrier? Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: It’s All In the Family The Liver and

June 12, 2014 Comments Off

Annual Report 2022 Click on link below to download in PDF Format2022 Annual Report Annual Report 2021 Click on link below to download in PDF Format2021 Annual Report Annual Report 2020 Click on

June 12, 2014 Comments Off

Annual Report 2015 Click on link below to download report in PDF Format 2015 Annual Report (more…)

June 12, 2014 Comments Off

Alpha-1 antitrypsin is an important protein which everyone has in their blood. It is produced by the liver, released into the bloodstream and then travels to the lungs. Once inside the lungs it

June 10, 2014 Comments Off

There are 2 tests required to correctly diagnose alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. The first test is called an alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) level, the second more informative test is called an AAT phenotype.  An AAT

September 3, 2009 Comments Off

Since I was first diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in January 1990 my life has been a bit of a roller coaster. (more…)

April 7, 2009 Comments Off

Not many people have heard of Alpha-1 and it was new to me until about nine years ago when my brother died. (more…)

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