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von Willebrand Factor AntigenMessage
This test is also available in Menorrhagia Screen test codes 19649X and 19651X. This test is also available in von Willebrand Panels 19790X, 19681X, 19735X.
1 mL frozen platelet poor plasma collected in 3.2% sodium citrate (light blue-top) tube
Centrifuge light blue-top tube for 15 minutes at approximately 1500 g within 60 minutes of collection. Using a plastic pipette, remove plasma, taking care to avoid the WBC/platelet buffy layer and place into a plastic vial. Centrifuge a second time and transfer platelet poor plasma into a new plastic vial. Plasma must be free of platelets (<10,000/mcl). Freeze immediately and ship on dry ice. Note: Storage of whole blood at refrigerated temperatures prior to processing may lead to cryoprecipitate formation and falsely low factor viii and von willebrand factor studies.
Plastic screw-cap vial
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 30 days
Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolysis • Received room temperature • Received refrigerated
von Willebrand Disease is the most common hereditary bleeding disorder; it may also be acquired. von Willebrand Factor is necessary for platelet adhesion to injured endothelium. von Willebrand Factor Antigen is useful in assessing the quantity of von Willebrand Factor. When combined with other tests, results are useful in categorizing the type of von Willebrand Disease.
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute