|a2-Macroglobulin||LS||BXC0889A||R1: 1 x 20ml R2: 1 x 4ml|
|a2-Macroglobulin||LS||BXC0889B||R1: 2 x 20ml R2: 1 x 8ml|
The Biorex Diagnostics Alpha-2-Macroglobulin immunoturbidemtric assay is inteded for the in vitro quantitative determination of a-2 macroglobulin in human serum.
Alpha-2-macroglobulin is a protease inhibitor and is 1 of the largest plasma proteins. It transports hormones and enzymes, exhibits effector and inhibitor functions in the development of the lymphatic system, and inhibits components of the complement system and haemostasis system. Increased levels of alpha-2-macroglobulin are found in nephrotic syndrome when other lower molecular weight proteins are lost and alpha-2-macroglobulin is retained because of its large size. In patients with liver cirrhosis and diabetes, the levels are found to be elevated.