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Test ID: VWFMS    
von Willebrand Factor Multimer Analysis, Plasma

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Resolving discrepancies when results of complementary laboratory tests (eg, F8A / Coagulation Factor VIII Activity Assay, Plasma; VWACT / von Willebrand Factor Activity, Plasma; and VWAG / von Willebrand Factor Antigen, Plasma) are abnormally low or discordant

 

Subtyping von Willebrand disease (VWD) (primarily identify variants of type 2 VWD)

 

Aiding in determining appropriate treatment

 

Identifying variants of type 2 VWD that have fewer of the largest multimers, have unusually large multimers, or have qualitatively abnormal "bands" that indicate an abnormal von Willebrand factor structure

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Agarose Gel Electrophoresis/Infrared Dye-Labeled Antibody Detection

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

von Willebrand Factor Multimer, P

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Polymers, Von Willebrand Factor
VWF Mult Anal
Von Willebrand Protein Polymers SDS Gel, Plasma