Most people are diagnosed with Alpha -1 antitrypsin deficiency after they have COPD or a liver disease related to it.

A genetic test will be used to diagnose Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. The test will show if your alpha-1 antitrypsin gene is working.

To learn more about how COPD is diagnosed, read our COPD section.   

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