Factor-VII is a type of test conducted to determine the level of Factor-VII which causes Clotting of the blood in the coagulation cascade.
What is Factor-VII?
Factor-VII is a test conducted to determine the presence of Thrombophilia and Haemophilia and other blood clotting disorders. Factor-VII test can be used to determine the factor responsible for the occurrence of clotting disorder in a patient. (1)
Why is Factor-VII suggested?
Factor-VIIis suggested when a patient is presented with the following symptoms,
- Gastrointestinal bleeding.
- Gum bleeding.
- Unusual bruising or bumps.
- Intracranial bleeding in the newborn after birth.
- Sudden Heart attack.
How is Factor-VII test performed?
The Factor-VIITest is performed by,
- The blood samples are collected from the patient and sent to the lab for testing.
- The injection site is cleaned with antiseptic lotion and tied with a cord for proper blood removal. (1)
Factor-VII tests provide perfect results.
What are the parameters measured in Factor-VII?
The parameters measured in Factor-VII are,
Pharmacokinetic parameters are measured to determine the kinetics of rFVIIa in patients. The test along with other types of factor tests will determine the reason for the occurrence of
Preparation before performing Factor-VII
Before the Factor-VII test the patients should,
- Inform about the previous medical history and genetic disorders in the family to the doctors.
- Avoid medications without a doctor’s consult.
Post-care after Factor-VII
Post-care after Factor-VII testing is,
- The blood test is a simple procedure and the patient can leave immediately after the test.
Sample types in Factor-VII
The sample types in Factor-VII are,
Side effects of Factor-VII test
Common Side effects of Factor-VII tests are,
- The blood test might cause some pain while puncturing.
- Proper precautions are taken while testing since the patient has a bleeding problem.