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A 31-year-old male asked:

I had normal serum protein electrophoresis. alpha-1-globulin is 0.25 (0.17 - 0.50 g/dl). low end of normal? test for alpha1-antitrypsin? dr not concerned. i have mild asthma (no wheezing, coughing, etc

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Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Would not worry: Not certain what you are looking for, but you seem not to have respiratory issues to prompt a work up for a1at deficiency. I would not do further testing for that unless you develop emphysema. Remember never to smoke !
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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Not needed: Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency is related to early emphysema and not asthma.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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