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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeAAG
Method

Nephelometry (Siemens BNII) - Alpha-1-Acid glycoprotein contained in human serum forms immune complexes in an immunochemical reaction with specific antibodies.  These complexes scatter a beam of light passed through the sample.  The intensity of the scattered light is proportional to the concentration of alpha-1-acid glycoprotein in the sample.  The result is evaluated by comparison with a standard of known concentration.

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Acute phase protein, elevated during infections as well as acute and chronic inflammatory processes.

External Price$31.04(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Plain(Red), Heparin(Green).

Patient SpecimenSerum (RED Top) or Lithium /heparin plasma (GREEN)
Paediatric SpecimenBlood 0.2 mL Plain, or Heparinised.
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions500 uL Serum, or Heparinised Plasma (Serum Preferred).
Aliquot Transport to CHLRefridgerated.
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Protein Laboratory
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Contact Phone Number(03)3640334 | x80334
Test AvailabilityTues, Thursday, Friday, 8am-4pm
Turnaround Time1 - 3 days
Reference Interval

Alpha-1-Acid Glycoprotein: 0.5-1.2 g/L

 

Interpretation

Alpha-1-Acid Glycoprotein is an acute phase protein and levels are elevated during infections and both acute and chronic inflammatory processes.  Patients with injuries, burns, tumours and chronic renal failure also exhibit elevated concentrations. Diminished concentrations due to restricted production of alpha-1-acid glycoprotein are found in patients with chronic liver disease. 

Delphic Number Test Number3598

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