(a)Identification. Analpha -1-antitrypsin immunological test system is a device that consists of the reagents used to measure by immunochemical techniques thealpha -1-antitrypsin (a plasma protein) in serum, other body fluids, and tissues. The measurements aid in the diagnosis of several conditions including juvenile and adult cirrhosis of the liver. In addition,alpha -1-antitrypsin deficiency has been associated with pulmonary emphysema.
(b)Classification. Class II (performance standards).