Factor-IX is a type of test conducted to determine the amount of Factor-IX in the blood of a patient.
What is Factor-IX?
Factor-IX is responsible for stabilizing the blood clot in a person. Deficiency of this may lead to Haemophilia B. Factor-IX test along with other types of factor tests are done to determine the proper cause of haemophilia and the treatment is given. The clotting of blood may be due to the lack of these factors. (1)
Why is Factor-IX suggested?
Factor-IX is suggested when a patient is presented with the following symptoms,
- Bleeding gums after brushing.
- Gastrointestinal bleeding.
- Prolonged menstrual bleeding.
- Bleeding in urine.
How is Factor-IX test performed?
The Factor-IX Test is performed by,
- The blood samples are collected from the patient and sent to the lab. (1)
- The injection site is cleaned and the blood is removed from the patient’s veins by tying a cord around the arm.
Factor-IX tests provide perfect results.
What are the parameters measured in Factor-IX?
The parameters measured in Factor-IX are,
- The Coagulation parameters are measured along with the pharmacokinetic parameter.
- The test determines the deficiency level of Factor-IX. The patient is treated with Factor-IX enzyme injections.
Preparation before performing Factor-IX
Before the Factor-IX test the patients should,
- Inform about the previous medical history and genetic disorders in the family to the doctors.
- Avoid taking medications before the test.
Post-care after Factor-IX
Post-care after Factor-IX testing is,
- The patient can leave the lab immediately after the blood test. No extra care required.
- After determining the factor that causes haemophilia the doctor will start the treatment with medicines and injection to cure the deficiency.
Sample types in Factor-IX
The sample types in Factor-IX are,
Side effects of Factor-IX test
Common Side effects of Factor-IX tests are,
- The blood test might cause some pain otherwise there are no side effects.