The Alpha-1 Foundation DNA and Tissue Bank contains DNA, plasma, lung tissue, and liver tissue, as well as de-identified clinical information from more than 2,500 Alphas.
This important resource can be accessed by researchers in academia, government, and industry to advance cutting-edge Alpha-1 research upon approval by the Foundation’s DNA and Tissue Bank Advisory Committee. Please note that there is a fee to obtain samples from the DNA and Tissue Bank for industry-sponsored studies.
The Alpha-1 Foundation DNA and Tissue Bank includes samples from Alphas with several genotypes, including:
- PI ZZ
- Rare genotypes, including FZ, FI, MP, MI, MF, ZI, and ZV
In addition, the Alpha-1 Foundation DNA and Tissue Bank includes DNA sequencing from more than 300 Alphas with rare genotypes.
We are currently only accepting donations of rare samples.
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