Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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VON WILLEBRAND (VWF:AG) FACTOR ANTIGEN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3266         Geisinger Epic ID: 21475

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Platelet-free plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Other size blue-top (3.2% sodium citrate) tubes (e.g., 1.8 mL, 4.5 mL)
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of plasma; minimum 1 mL.
Special notes:
Do not draw blood from a heparinized line. Avoid contaminating the sample with tissue thromboplastin or heparin. Venipuncture must be performed with no trauma. Hemolyzed samples are not acceptable. If blood is drawn from an indwelling catheter, flush with 5 mL of saline and discard the first 5 mL of blood collected.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge the citrated blue-top tubes as soon as possible (within 60 minutes) at designated time and speed to obtain platelet-poor plasma (<10,000/µL). Using a plastic pipette, remove 1 mL of plasma and transfer to a plastic polypropylene aliquot tube and label with patient's name and a second patient identifier (e.g., date of birth, medical record number). Freeze upright and transport on dry ice. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Frozen: -20°C for 30 days, -70°C for 6 months. Room temperature: 4 hours.
Rejection criteria:
Clotted specimen or hemolyzed specimen. Stability limits exceeded. Indications of thaw in transit are sample on slant in aliquot tube or in lid of tube. These samples will be run but will receive a comment of interpret results with caution as thawing suspected

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
50-160%.
Additional information:
Anticoagulation Impact on Coagulation Tests
CPT code(s):
85246
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Factor VIII Related Antigen Level.
Methodology:
Immunoturbidity
Micro Latex Agglutination
Synonyms:
VIII Ag, Immunologic Factor VIII, FA8AG
von Willebrand's Factor Antigen
Clinical significance:
Measures the total antigenic level of the von Willebrand factor molecule. Blood type has an influence on this value.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Michelle Grant DO    
Review Date: 04/29/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Coagulation
Technical Lead: Margaret Knowles-Tuchman
Frequency: Daily, 1st shift
Performed stat? No
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