Led by Laboratory Director and Pulmonologist Edward J. Campbell, MD, Alpha1Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, is the premier Alpha-1 detection center.
- Alpha1Center was the first to develop and implement patient-friendly methods for using dried blood spots to test for alpha1–antitrypin deficiency (Alpha-1). The AlphaTest® method involves collecting a few drops of blood, followed by safe and free shipping to the central laboratory for testing.
- Alpha1Center's time-tested protocol for testing at 3 different levels of the expression of the disease has proven effective in the unequivocal laboratory diagnosis of Alpha-1.
- Alpha1Center is available by phone to answer questions, assist in solving problems, and discuss test results. Alpha1Center's toll-free number is 1-800-525-7630 and can be reached between the hours of 7 AM and 5 PM Mountain Time.
- Alpha1Center is committed to providing all of the necessary testing for Alpha-1 with the first few drops of blood received. Comprehensive test reports describing the results for each patient are sent directly to your office. This testing is confidential and the laboratory meets and exceeds all HIPPA laws.
- Alpha1Center tested its 100,000th sample with the Baxter-sponsored Alpha Test® kit in August 2011.
- Alpha1Center has specialized in testing for Alpha-1 since 1991. The founders, Dr. Edward and Melody Campbell, along with the whole laboratory team, are passionate about helping to rule out Alpha-1. The laboratory is CLIA certified (ID#46D0695798) and participates in the Proficiency Testing Program of the College of American Pathologists.
- Alpha1Center can identify the specific mutations associated with the 2 most common alpha-1 antitrypsin alleles and a growing panel of rare alpha-1 mutations, in addition to identifying the more common deficiency alleles that make up approximately 95% of the abnormal genes.
Did You Know?
The AlphaTest® only requires one dried blood spot test kit submission for complete testing, whereas other laboratories require follow-up tests on liquid blood.