Free, Confidential Testing
You can get free and confidential testing for Alpha-1 through the Alpha-1 Coded Testing Study.
This research study, directed by Charlie Strange, MD, at the Medical University of South Carolina, examines people’s thoughts and feelings about the risks and benefits associated with learning genetic information. In addition, correlations between genes and disease are being studied. The test is a finger stick you can do at home, and the results are mailed to your home.
You will need to fill out a questionnaire before the test. You can request tests for yourself, your spouse, and your minor children (under age 18). Other adult family members must request their own kit.
Or, contact the Alpha-1 Coded Testing Study:
- toll-free at (877) 886-2383
- or email firstname.lastname@example.org.