Test Catalog

Test Id : F_12

Coagulation Factor XII Activity Assay, Plasma

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

Diagnosing deficiency of coagulation factor XII

 

Determining cause of prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time

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

Method Name
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Optical Clot-Based

NY State Available
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Yes

Reporting Name
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Coag Factor XII Assay, P

Aliases
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Coagulation Factor XII Activity Assay, Plasma

Factor XII Activity Assay

Factor XII

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma Na Cit

Ordering Guidance

Coagulation testing is highly complex, often requiring the performance of multiple assays and correlation with clinical information. For that reason we suggest ordering Coagulation Consultations.

Necessary Information

If priority specimen, mark request form, give reason, and request a call-back.

Specimen Required
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Specimen Type: Platelet-poor plasma

Patient Preparation: Patient must not be receiving Coumadin or heparin therapy.

Collection Container/Tube: Light-blue top (citrate)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Specimen must be collected prior to factor replacement therapy

2. For complete instructions, see Coagulation Guidelines for Specimen Handling and Processing in Special Instructions.

3. Centrifuge, transfer all plasma into a plastic vial, and centrifuge plasma again.

4. Aliquot plasma into a plastic vial, leaving 0.25 mL in the bottom of centrifuged vial.

5. Freeze plasma immediately (no longer than 4 hours after collection) at -20 degrees C or, ideally, < or =-40 degrees C.

Additional Information:

1. Double-centrifuged specimen is critical for accurate results as platelet contamination may cause spurious results.

2. Each coagulation assay requested should have its own vial.

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

Forms

Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject

Specimen Stability Information
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Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Plasma Na Cit Frozen (preferred) 14 days

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

Diagnosing deficiency of coagulation factor XII

 

Determining cause of prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time

Clinical Information
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

Factor XII is synthesized in the liver. Its biological half-life is 40 to 50 hours. Factor XII is a component of the contact activation system and is involved in both intrinsic pathway and fibrinolytic system.

 

Factor XII deficiency is often discovered when activated partial thromboplastin time is found to be unexpectedly long. The deficiency causes no known bleeding disorder.

 

An association between severe factor XII deficiency and thrombosis risk has been proposed, but not proven.

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Adults: 55-180%

Normal, full-term newborn infants or healthy premature infants may have decreased levels (> or =15% to 20%) which may not reach adult levels for > or =180 days postnatal.*

*See Pediatric Hemostasis References section in Coagulation Guidelines for Specimen Handling and Processing in Special Instructions.

Interpretation
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

Acquired deficiency is associated with liver disease, nephritic syndrome, and chronic granulocytic leukemia.

 

Congenital homozygous deficiency: 20% activity

 

Congenital heterozygous deficiency: 20% to 50% activity

Cautions
Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

Deficiencies of other contact activator proteins (prekallikrein, high molecular weight kininogen) can also cause prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time but do not cause clinical bleeding.

Clinical Reference
Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

Renne T, Schmaier AH, Nickel KF, et al: In vivo roles of factor XII. Blood. 2012 Nov 22;120(22):4296-4303

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

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

The factor XII assay is performed on the Instrumentation Laboratory ACL TOP using the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) method and a factor-deficient substrate. Patient plasma is combined and incubated with a factor XII-deficient substrate (normal plasma depleted of factor XII by immunoadsorption) and an APTT reagent. After a specified incubation time, calcium is added to trigger the coagulation process in the mixture. Then the time to clot formation is measured optically at a wavelength of 671 nm.(Owen CA Jr, Bowie EJW, Thompson JH Jr: Diagnosis of Bleeding Disorders. 2nd ed. Little, Brown and Company, 1975; Meijer P, Verbruggen HW, Spannagi M: Clotting factors and inhibitors: Assays and Interpretation. In: Kottke-Marchant K, ed. Laboratory Hematology Practice. Wiley Blackwell Publishing; 2012:435-446)

PDF Report
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No

Day(s) Performed
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Monday through Saturday

Report Available
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

1 to 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

Rochester

Fees
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Test Classification
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This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information
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CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

85280

LOINC® Information

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
F_12 Coag Factor XII Assay, P 3232-6
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Result LOINC Value Tooltip
F_12 Coag Factor XII Assay, P 3232-6

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
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Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
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Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
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SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports