For some people, their COPD is actually related to a rare genetic condition called alpha-antitrypsin deficiency, or alpha-1 for short.
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.
It is important to take your AlphaKit to your next appointment. All it takes is a simple fingerstick for you both to know.
Reference: 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 (...)
Find out why it's important for people with COPD, like you, to know if they have alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency