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:
- Alpha-1 test results
- Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs)
- Recent hematology, metabolic function, and liver function tests
- All radiology results (chest x-rays, CT scan, MRI)
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.
- (WBC) White Blood Cells
- (RBC) Red Blood Cells
- (Hgb) Hemoglobin
- (Hct) Hematocrit
- (BUN) Urea Nitrogen
- Carbon Dioxide (bicarbonate)
Liver Function Tests
- (ALT) alanine aminotransferase
- (AST) aspartate aminotransferase
- (ALP) Alkaline Phosphatase
- (GGT) Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase
- Total Bilirubin
- Total Protein