Factor-V is a type of test conducted to determine the presence of Haemophilia A, B, and C in a patient.
What is Factor-V?
Factor-V is a test conducted to determine the presence of Haemophilia, a rare blood clotting disorder in a patient. Factor-V test can be used to determine the factor responsible for the occurrence of Haemophilia in a patient. The Factor-V is one of the co-factors responsible for blood clotting. (1)
Why is Factor-V suggested?
Factor-V is suggested when a patient is presented with the following symptoms,
- Delayed blood clotting in a wound.
- Gastrointestinal bleeding.
- Prolonged menstrual bleeding.
- Intracranial bleeding in the newborn after birth.
- Gum bleeding after brushing for a long period of time.
How is Factor-V test performed?
The Factor-V Test is performed by,
- The blood samples are collected from the patient through their veins. (1)
Factor-V tests provide perfect results.
What are the parameters measured in Factor-V?
The parameters measured in Factor-V are,
- Coagulation parameters are measured to determine the rate of blood clotting.
- The test along with other types of factor tests will determine the reason for the occurrence of Haemophilia for proper diagnosis.
Preparation before performing Factor-V
Before the Factor-V test the patients should,
- Inform about the previous medical history and genetic disorders in the family to the doctors.
- The disorder is also genetical.
Post-care after Factor-V
Post-care after Factor-V testing is,
- The patient can leave the lab immediately after testing.
Sample types in Factor-V
The sample types in Factor-V are,
Side effects of Factor-V test
Common Side effects of Factor-V tests are,
- The blood test might cause some pain while puncturing.
- Proper precautions are taken while testing since the patient has a bleeding problem.