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Overview

Von Willebrand factor is a glycoprotein that binds blood cells together and plays an important role in blood coagulation.

What is Von Willebrand factor test?

Von Willebrand factor test is used to measure the amount of protein in the blood. When there is bleeding due to a damaged blood vessel, Von Willebrand factor forms a bridge using platelets to arrest the bleeding. The deficiency of Von Willebrand factor leads to Von Willebrand disease.

Why is Von Willebrand factor test suggested?

Von Willebrand factor test is suggested to diagnose Von Willebrand disease.

  • To analyze the levels of protein in the blood.
  • To identify the cause of unexplained excessive bleeding.
  • To distinguish different types of Von Willebrand disease.

How is Von Willebrand factor test performed?

Von Willebrand factor test is carried out in a medical laboratory.

  • Blood will be drawn from a vein from the arm.
  • An elastic bank is wrapped around the arm to make the vein swell with blood.
  • Blood is drawn until the syringe tube becomes full.

The blood is then tested to check the levels of Von Willebrand factor.

What are the parameters measured in Von Willebrand factor?

Von Willebrand factor test is used to measure the level of protein and Von Willebrand factor in the blood.

Preparation before performing Von Willebrand factor test

No special preparation is needed for Von Willebrand factor test.

  • Wearing loose half sleeve t-shirt during the Von Willebrand factor test will make it easier to draw blood.

Post-care after Von Willebrand factor test

No special care is needed after the Von Willebrand factor test.

  • You can resume your regular activities after the Von Willebrand factor test.

Sample types in Von Willebrand factor test

A blood sample is used in Von Willebrand factor test.

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Side effects of Von Willebrand factor test

There are no recognized side effects involved in Von Willebrand factor test.

  • Mild pain when blood is drawn.
  • Temporary throbbing at the injected area.

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