See your COPD more clearly

For some people, their COPD is actually related to a rare genetic condition called alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency, or alpha-1 for short. This condition is sometimes referred to as "genetic COPD," and is caused by a deficiency in a specific protein called alpha1-antitrypsin. This protective protein plays a critical role in safeguarding the lungs. Having low levels of the alpha1-antitrypsin protein can leave your lungs vulnerable to serious damage.1

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AlphaID is a free and easy cheek swab test your healthcare professional uses to screen if you are at risk for alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency. The processing of the results is also free.

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Take your AlphaID to your healthcare professional to get screened for genetic COPD for free

It is important to take your AlphaID to your next appointment. All it takes is an easy cheek swab test for you both to know if you are at risk. If your healthcare professional then confirms a diagnosis of alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency, treatment options may be available. 

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COPD=chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.



  1. What causes alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/aat/causes. Updated October 11, 2011. Accessed March 28, 2017.