Alpha-1 Coded Testing Study


Free, Confidential Testing

Free and confidential testing for Alpha-1 is available through the Alpha-1 Coded Testing Study.

This research study, directed by Charlie Strange, MD, at the Medical University of South Carolina, examines people’s thoughts and feelings about the risks and benefits associated with learning genetic information. In addition, correlations between genes and disease are being studied. The test is a finger stick you can do at home, and the results are mailed to your home.

You will need to fill out a questionnaire before the test. You can request tests for yourself, your spouse, and your minor children (under age 18). Other adult family members must request their own kit.

Get Tested Now!

You can contact the Alpha-1 Coded Testing Study toll-free at (877) 886-2383 or email