Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Genetic Testing (cont.)
Other Places To Get Help
|2937 SW 27th Avenue|
|Miami, FL 33133|
|Phone: ||1-877-2-CURE-A1 (1-877-228-7321) toll-free|
|Fax: ||(305) 567-1317|
|Web Address: ||www.alphaone.org|
The Alpha-1 Foundation provides resources for people with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a condition that is passed on from parents to their children through genes. The foundation provides information on standards for diagnosis and treatment, resources and information about alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and testing, clinical resource center locations, research programs, special stories, and education opportunities.
|Genetics Home Reference, U.S. National Library of Medicine|
|8600 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, MD 20894|
|Phone: ||1-888-FIND-NLM (1-888-346-3656)|
|Fax: ||(301) 402-1384|
|Web Address: ||www.ghr.nlm.nih.gov|
The Genetics Home Reference provides information on hundreds of genetic conditions. The website has many tools for learning about human genetics and the way genetic changes can cause disease. It also has links to additional resources for people who have genetic conditions and for their families.
|National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)|
|P.O. Box 30105|
|Bethesda, MD 20824-0105|
|Phone: ||(301) 592-8573|
|Fax: ||(240) 629-3246|
|TDD: ||(240) 629-3255|
|Web Address: ||www.nhlbi.nih.gov|
The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) information center offers information and publications about preventing and treating:
- Diseases affecting the heart and circulation, such as heart attacks, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, peripheral artery disease, and heart problems present at birth (congenital heart diseases).
- Diseases that affect the lungs, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, sleep apnea, and pneumonia.
- Diseases that affect the blood, such as anemia, hemochromatosis, hemophilia, thalassemia, and von Willebrand disease.
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