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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

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Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency


Other Names for this Disease

  • A1AT deficiency
  • AAT deficiency
  • AATD
  • Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency
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Healthcare Services

General Services

  • Many individuals want to know about healthcare professionals or researchers who have knowledge of their conditions. When a condition is rare, it can be difficult to find someone who has seen many cases. Although there is no list of experts in rare diseases, GARD's How to Find a Disease Specialist fact sheet provides several ways to identify healthcare professionals who have experience with a particular condition. Click on the link to access this resource and learn more.

Genetic Services

  • You may wish to discuss your concerns with a genetics professional. The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:  

Parent Resources

  • The Parent Technical Assistance Center Network provides a list of the Parent Training and Information Centers in each state. These centers are funded by the United States Department of Education to provide early intervention and special education information and training to parents of children with disabilities from birth to age 26. Click on the link to find the Parent Center in your state.

Ask-an-Expert

  • Alpha 1 Association Genetic Counseling Center. The Call Center offers information and resources to individuals, family members and medical professionals on the genetics of Alpha-1 and provides information on testing options. Contact 800-785-3177 to ask a genetic counselor questions about alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency.
Other Names for this Disease
  • A1AT deficiency
  • AAT deficiency
  • AATD
  • Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.