Test Delay: Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Phenotype (A1APHE)
The kit manufacturer for Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Phenotype (A1APHE) testing has notified Cleveland Clinic’s designated performing reference laboratory (ARUP Laboratories) that a raw material used to produce test kits is on backorder globally.
Specimens submitted for A1APHE testing will be stored frozen while reagents are unavailable; stability is three months.
ARUP Laboratories anticipates testing to resume in late May and will complete the backlog of specimens as soon as possible.
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