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Test ID BLOD1430 von Willebrand Profile

Useful For

Detection of deficiency or abnormality of von Willebrand factor (VWF) and related deficiency of factor VIII coagulant activity


Subtyping von Willebrand disease (VWD) as type 1 (most common), type 2 variants (less common), or type 3 (rare)


This test is not useful for detection of hemophilia carriers.

Specimen Type

Plasma Na Cit

Shipping Instructions

Send all 3 aliquots in the same shipping container.

Specimen Required

See Coagulation Studies in Special Instructions: Guidelines for Specimen Handling and Processing.


Patient Preparation: Patient should not be receiving anticoagulant treatment (eg, heparin, Coumadin). If so, please note.


Specimen Type: Platelet-poor plasma

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

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vials

Specimen Volume: 3 mL in 3 plastic vials each containing 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Specimen must be drawn prior to factor replacement therapy.

2. Spin down, remove plasma, and spin plasma again.

3. Freeze specimen aliquots immediately at or below -40° C, if possible.

Additional Information:

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

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

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

4. If multiple coagulation profiles are ordered, each profile must be on a separate order.

Specimen Minimum Volume

2 plastic vials each containing 1 mL

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross reject


Mild OK: Gross reject



Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma Na Cit Frozen 14 days

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; Varies

Analytic Time

Von Willebrand Profile (F8A, VWAG, VWFX): 2 days /Von Willebrand factor Multimer: 5 to 7 days

Method Name

F8A, F8IS, IBETH: Optical Clot-Based

VWAG, VWFX: Latex Immunoassay (LIA)

RIST: Ristocetin Induced Aggregation of Washed Normal Platelets

VWFM: Agarose Gel Electrophoresis/Infrared Dye-Labeled Antibody Detection

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

85240-Coagulation factor VIII assay

85246-von Willebrand factor antigen

85397-von Willebrand factor activity

85245-von Willebrand factor ristocetin cofactor activity (if appropriate)

85247-von Willebrand factor multimer (if appropriate)

85335-Bethesda titer (if appropriate)

85335-Coagulation factor VIII inhibitor screen (if appropriate)

85390-26-Special coagulation interpretation (if appropriate)

Reporting Name

von Willebrand Prof

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
F8A Coag Factor VIII Activity Assay, P Yes Yes
VWAG von Willebrand Factor Ag, P Yes Yes
VWFX von Willebrand Factor Activity, P Yes Yes
CCC1 Interpretation No Yes

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
IBETH Bethesda Units No No
F8IS Coag Factor VIII Assay Inhib Scrn,P No No
RIST Ristocetin Cofactor, P No No
CCC2 Special Coagulation Interpretation No No
VWFM von Willebrand Factor Multimer, P Yes, (order VWFM2) No

Testing Algorithm

Initial testing includes: coag factor VIII activity assay, von Willebrand factor (VWF) antigen, and VWF activity. 


If the factor VIII, VWF antigen, and VWF activity are normal, and VWF activity:VWF antigen ratio is greater or equal to 0.8, a computer-generated interpretive comment indicating no evidence of von Willebrand disease will be provided.


If VWF activity assay is less than 55%, VWF ristocetin cofactor activity assay will be performed. If VWF antigen is less than 55%, the VWF activity is less than 55%, or the VWF activity:VWF antigen ratio is less than 0.8, VWF multimer analysis will be performed.


If any test results are abnormal, all results will be reviewed by a coagulation consultant and a Special Coagulation Consultant Interpretation will be provided.


See von Willebrand Disease Profile in Special Instructions.

Reference Values









Test Classification

See Individual Test IDs


1. Coagulation Patient Information (T675) in Special Instructions

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Coagulation Test Request (T753) with the specimen.

Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:


Result Code Result Code Description
13070 Coag Factor VIII Activity Assay, P
13102 Vonwillebrand Factor AG, P
13706 Von Willebrand Factor Activity
13712 Interpretation
13713 Reviewed By