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Test Directory -  Factor V Assay

Synonyms

  F5, Factor 5

Clinical Indications

Unexplained post-traumatic bruising, menorrhagia, epistaxis and bleeding from mucous membranes.
Please note Factor V assay is NOT the same as Factor V Leiden assay (See Thrombophilia screen)

Request Form

Combined Pathology Blood form (Yellow/Black or Blue for GP's)

Availability

Currently referred; samples analysed within  two weeks of receipt, unless required urgently Please discuss with Consultant Haematologist before requesting.

Specific Criteria

Patient should be bled with minimal stasis, and samples received in lab within 4 hours of collection. All requests are reviewed by Consultant Haematologist before testing.

Turnaround Time

Analysed within 2 weeks of receipt. Contact laboratory if urgent (Ext:1241)

Specimen

Citrated Blood

Volume

9ml

Container

3 x Blue capped vacutainer tubes

Lab. Handling

Samples double spun and frozen.

Causes for Rejection

Mislabelled / unlabelled samples. Underfilled, clotted or haemolysed samples. Patient on anticoagulant therapy. Failure to meet specified criteria.

Limitations

  Anticoagulation, poor phlebotomy practice (activated clotting pathway)

Reference Range

50-150%

        

 


Version 1.0 / January 2013