von Willebrand Factor Collagen Binding Assay

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL frozen plasma collected in a 3.2% sodium citrate (light blue-top) tube

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 21 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Lipemic • Hemolyzed or icteric plasmas

Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Immunoassay (ELISA)

FDA Status
This test was performed using a kit that has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon, Wed; Report available: 3-8 days

Reference Range
vWf:Collagen Binding 45-198 %normal
Ratio (CBA/vW Ag) ≥0.50 ratio
A CBA:vWF AG ratio of <0.5 suggests a qualitative defect of von Willebrand Factor.

1) Favaloro, EJ et. al. Discrimination of von Willebrand's disease (VWD) subtypes: direct comparison of von Willebrand factor: collagen binding assay (VWF:CBA) with monoclonal antibody (MAB) based vWF-capture systems. Thromb. Haemost. 2000;84:541-547.

Clinical Significance
The Collagen Binding Activity is a surrogate assay for the measurement of von Willebrand Factor (VWF) mediated Platelet adhesion. Decreased activity (collagen bound to the A3 domain of the VWF protein) relative to the VWF antigen level, is observed with qualitative defects of VWF (type 2 disorders). The CBA assay may assist in the discrimination of type 2 disorders. In addition, there have been reports of isolated defects of CBA as a cause for a variant form of von Willebrand disease.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute-San Juan Capistrano, CA
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042

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