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Test Kit

The Alpha-1 Coded Testing (ACT) Study offers free and confidential finger stick testing for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.  The test can be completed at home and results are mailed to the participant's home.  

The test is administered through a research study which evaluates perceived risks and benefits of genetic testing, as well as correlations between genes and diseases.  Tests may be requested for yourself, your spouse, and/or your minor (under age 18) children.  Participants or the participant's guardian must sign a consent form, fill in a questionnaire, and allow for recontact in the future.  Full details are available in the consent form.  

This program established by the Alpha-1 Foundation is headquartered at the Alpha-1 Research Registry at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  

For more information, or if you have questions, please email the ACT Study Coordinator at, or call toll-free at 1-877-886-2383.  Kits may be requested through the online consent form and questionnaire available here.  We would recommend that you download a copy of the consent form  to review before reading and signing the online consent.


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