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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 answered

Specializes in Critical Care

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 !

Answered 1/1/2015

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Dr. John Chiu answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Not needed: Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency is related to early emphysema and not asthma.

Answered 10/4/2016

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