Alpha - 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency testing will be offered on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Those who have been diagnosed with COPD, emphysema or uncontrolled asthma are encouraged to take this test as it could answer questions about their health. Tests will be offered the first Tuesday of each month. Tests are free of charge, take about three minutes and are performed by a registered nurse. Appointments are required by calling (828) 692-4600.