A factor-VIII blood test lets doctors in the evaluation of the blood clotting protein.
What is Factor-VIII test?
Doctors order the factor-VIII test to help diagnose or monitor the treatment of haemophilia A.
Why is Factor-VIII test suggested?
Doctors order the factor-VIII test to help diagnose or monitor the treatment of haemophilia A. Signs, or symptoms of haemophilia can include:
- Excessive bleeding after a mouth injury or dental procedure.
- Swollen or painful joints.
- Bleeding gums.
- Blood in the urine.
How is Factor-VIII test performed?
No special preparations are needed for the factor-VIII test; the process involves:
- The blood sample is being collected from a vein.
- Collected blood is sent to the lab for analyses.
What are the parameters measured in Factor-VIII test?
The factor-VIII test measures the activity of the factor-VIII, a blood-clotting protein. The test can find out whether you have haemophilia A or another clotting disorder.
Preparation before Factor-VIII test.
No particular preparation needed before factor-VIII test:
- Discuss medication and symptoms with the doctor.
Post-care after Factor-VIII test.
factor-VIII test does not require any special post care, Simple post-care after Factor-VIII follows:
- Rest for some time.
- The patient should avoid heavy lifting for the next five hours.
- The patient can go home after the blood sample is collected.
Sample types of Factor-VIII test:
factor-VIII require only one sample:
- Intravenous blood sample.
Side effects of Factor-VIII test?
Common side effects of factor-VIII test are:
- The patient will experience pain while drawing blood
- The patient may feel lightheaded.