Alpha 1 Acid Glycoprotein
Alpha-1-Acid Glycoprotein, Alpha-1 Acid Glycoprotein, NEPH , QUEST #551642, EPIC: LAB6512, SOFT: XAAG
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect: One plain Red-top tube.
Also acceptable: One Gold-top SST tube.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 1.0 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.5 mL)
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Ambient: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 2 months
Tuesday - Saturday.
Results available in 3-5 days.
Fixed Rate Time Nephelometry.
Levels are increased in acute inflammation.
Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein is an acute phase reactant whose role is unknown. Early work indicated that the liver is the only site of synthesis, but more recent studies have shown that some tumors are also able to synthesize it. Clinically, alpha-1-acid glycoprotein is used for monitoring acute phase reactions such as inflammatory conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, and malignant neoplasms.
QUEST #551642, EPIC: LAB6512, SOFT: XAAG
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