We are Looking for men and women that have been diagnosed with Alpha1-Antitrypsin Deficiency. National Jewish Health Health, in partnership with Brigham and Women''s Hospital, is conducting a research study to find out the genetic reasons why some people who have Alpha1-Antitrypsin Deficiency develop breathing problems while others do not.
To be eligible you must:
Be 30 years of age or older
Have a diagnosis of Alpha1-Antitrypsin deficiency
Have one or more siblings that are also diagnosed with Alpha1 -Antitrypsin deficiency or have unknown status
This research study involves 1 visit to the study clinic, which will last about 2-3 hours. During this visit subjects will perform some breathing tests, complete a series of questionaires, and give a blood sample. Qualified participants will receive financial compensation for time and travel.