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Overview brief

A factor-VIII blood test is a test designed to evaluate the protein that is responsible for clotting of the blood

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 analysis.

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.

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