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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Factor VIII Binding Assay

Factor VIII Binding Assay

Citrated Plasma

TestFactor VIII Binding Assay
Common Abbreviations
Clinical IndicationThe assay assesses the ability of an indivudual's vWF to bind to FVIII and is used to differentially diagnosis type 2N VWD. Only performed after initial investigations of vWD
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeCitrated Plasma
Minimum Volume1 x 3mL (adult) 1 x 1mL (paed)
Special PrecautionsPlease discuss with Consultant Haematologists in the first instance
Stability4-6 hours
Turnaround Time28 days
LaboratoryRoyal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield
Reference IntervalIssued with final report.
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