Alpha-1 is a progressive disease, which means that it can worsen over time and cause more damage to your lung function if left undiagnosed and untreated.1
Getting tested for Alpha-1 is the first step toward better understanding your lung disease and overall health and receiving appropriate treatment.
There are many ways that other serious lung disorders can be diagnosed by your doctor. When testing for other serious lung diseases, your doctor may:
These are all tests and observations that your doctor performs to evaluate the physical symptoms of lung disease.
However, because the symptoms of Alpha-1 are often identical to those of other common disorders, an accurate diagnosis of Alpha-1 based on clinical presentation alone is not possible.6 An accurate diagnosis can only be achieved by taking a blood test.
DNA1 Advanced Alpha-1 Screening is a free and easy-to-use Alpha-1 test that can identify Alpha-1 genes and variants that other tests may miss.10
DNA1 Advanced Alpha-1 Screening delivers comprehensive test results and provides educational materials to help you and your doctor through an Alpha-1 diagnosis.
Our DNA1 Advanced Alpha-1 Screening Test Kit offers targeted genotyping and next-generation gene sequencing without the need for additional testing.
The DNA1 test helps rule out whether your A1AT levels may be higher than normal due to sickness or inflammation. Additionally, DNA1 uses an advanced technique called “isoelectric focusing” to help verify any generic variations that may be identified during your genetic test.