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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin - Stool

Referred out for testing

Source Stool
Mnemonic STAAT
Specimen Requirements Minimum 5 gram spot collection in sterile container.

Note: a dedicated sample is required for this test; cannot be shared with other tests.
Specimen Handling Freeze as soon as possible (within 30 minutes) after collection, then transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information  Instruct patient to keep sample cool and transport to the lab as soon as possible.
Testing Location University of Alberta
Testing Frequency  
Alternate Name(s) AAT - Stool
Reference Interval