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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The AlphaKit test is a free, quick, and easy way for your healthcare professional to test you for alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency. The processing of this genetic COPD test is also free.

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It is important to take your AlphaKit to your next appointment. All it takes is a simple fingerstick for you both to know. If your healthcare professional diagnoses you with alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency, treatments may be available to increase the amount of the alpha-1 protein in your blood.

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COPD=chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


  1. What causes alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Updated October 11, 2011. Accessed March 28, 2017.