Prospective Patients

To become a patient or receive a consult appointment in Dr. Brantly’s clinic, please call 352-273-8740. Please see below for further instructions.

Please have your healthcare provider send a referral to the clinic along with copies of your medical records that pertain to your alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency diagnosis.

Referral Fax: 352-627-4179

The records should include the following:

Reference for requested records

Pulmonary Function Tests

Spirometry– Spirometry is a screening test to measure respiratory health. The most important values gained from this test are the FVC, or forced vital capacity, and the FEV₁, or forced expiratory volume in 1 second. FVC is the total amount of air that is forced out of the lungs after taking in a complete breath. FEV₁ is the amount of air that is forced out of the lungs in the first second after beginning to exhale. This test is completed while sitting inside a transparent “booth”. Most pulmonologists will want two sets of spirometry testing done: one prior to using a bronchodilator inhaler and one after, to see if the medication increases output.

Laboratory Results

  • (WBC) White Blood Cells
  • (RBC) Red Blood Cells
  • (Hgb) Hemoglobin
  • (Hct) Hematocrit
  • Platelets
Metabolic Function
  • (BUN) Urea Nitrogen
  • Calcium
  • Carbon Dioxide (bicarbonate)
  • Chloride
  • Creatinine
  • Glucose
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
Liver Function Tests

Liver Enzymes

  • (ALT) alanine aminotransferase
  • (AST) aspartate aminotransferase
  • (ALP) Alkaline Phosphatase
  • (GGT) Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase

Liver Proteins

  • Total Bilirubin
  • Total Protein
  • Prothrombin
  • Albumin
  • Globulin