Test Catalog

Test ID: CH9    
Chromogenic Factor IX Activity Assay, Plasma

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The chromogenic factor IX assay is performed on the Instrumentation Laboratory ACL TOP 700 using the Rossix ROX Factor IX kit. In this 2-stage assay, patient plasma is diluted and combined with reagents containing factors VIII, X, V, XIa, and II, fibrin inhibitor, calcium chloride, and phospholipids. The factor IX in the patient's plasma is activated to IXa, which then aids in the activation of factor X to factor Xa. After a specified incubation period, chromogenic substrate is added at which time, the factor Xa, present from the previous step, hydrolyzes the substrate into peptide and pNA. The color produced by the release of pNA is measured photometrically at 405 nm and is proportional to the factor IX in the sample.(Package insert: ROX FACTOR IX kit. Rossix AB, Molndal, Sweden, Rev 04/2014)

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Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

3 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

7 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test