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Factor VIII (Activity), Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc.

Methodology

Photometric
This test measures coagulation factor VIII in suspected deficient patients.

Specimen Requirements

Draw 2 full, light blue-top (3.2% sodium citrate) tubes by “clean” venipuncture (no excessive trauma). Immediately after draw, invert tubes several times to mix blood with additive. Immediately spin down for 15 minutes, and then spin again for 15 minutes and place 3 mL of citrate platelet-poor plasma in a plastic vial. (Clotted blood is not acceptable.) Send specimen frozen. Avoid hemolysis.

Reference Values

50-150% activity

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85240