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VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR MULTIMERS

Mnemonic

VMFM

Synonym

Multimers - von Willebrand Multimeric - VW Multimers - Multimeric Analysis-von Willebrand

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood, one light blue (sodium citrate) top tube

Handling

Platelet-poor plasma CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate plasma from cells and freeze immediately. Do not thaw. Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Preferred Volume

2 aliquots with 0.5 ml plasma EACH

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 42 days

Testing Information

Note

von Willebrand Factor Activity and von Willebrand Factor Antigen are required before performing this test.

Performed

Mon, Tue, Wed

Reported

7-10 days

Method

Agarose Gel Electrophoresis/Infrared Dye-Labeled Antibody Detection

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratories (VWFM2)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

85247

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:45 AM


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