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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Alpha 1 Acid Glycoprotein
CategoryClinical Biochemistry
Test information
Alpha 1 acid glycoprotein is an acute phase protein and is increased in several conditions including infections, acute illness, chronic inflammatory disorders. This protein used to be used in the diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory bowel disease. Marker of activity in inflammatory bowel disease - used in disease assessment of Crohn's - useful indicator for early stages of disease Decreased serum levels are found in conditions such as pregnancy, liver disease, nephrotic syndrome and malnutrition. Test is no longer routinely available.
Reference range
0-1.2 g/L
Special requirements
Tube type
Gold top tube
TAT Inpatient
14 days
TAT GP/Outpatient
14 days
Referral lab
Page last updated: 11 January 2022