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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR (VWF) AG

Test Code

  • 5143

Test Synonym

  • Von Willebrand Factor Antigen

Minimum Volume

  • 2 mL

Specimen Type

  • Plasma

Primary Container

  • Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma

Transport Temp

  • Frozen

TAT

  • 6 days

Specimen Requirements

  • 3mL FROZEN PLASMA CITRATED

Specimen Retention

  • 3mL FROZEN PLASMA FROM A SODIUM CITRATE BLUE TOP Blood should be collected in a blue-top tube containing 3.2% buffered sodium citrate.(1) Evacuated collection tubes must be filled to completion to ensure a proper blood-to- anticoagulant ratio.(2,3) The sample should be mixed immediately by gentle inversion at least six times to ensure adequate mixing of the anticoagulant with the blood. A discard tube is not required prior to collection of coagulation samples unless the sample is collected using a winged (butterfly) collection system. With a winged blood collection set a discard tube should be drawn first to account for the dead space of the tubing and prevent under-filling of the evacuated tube.(4,5) When noncitrate tubes are collected for other tests, collect sterile and nonadditive (red-top) tubes prior to citrate (blue-top) tubes. Any tube containing an alternative anticoagulant should be collected after the blue-top tube. Gel-barrier tubes and serum tubes with clot initiators should also be collected after the citrate tubes. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.