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Test Directory -  Factor X Assay

Synonyms

Factor 10, F10

Clinical Indications

Haemorrhage from umbilical cord. Unexplained or excessive bruising.
Please note that a Factor X assay is not to be confused with an Anti Xa assay (Low Molecular Weight Heparin Assay)

Request Form

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

Availability

Available routinely, 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 two weeks of receipt. Contact laboratory if urgent (Ext:1241)

Specimen

Citrated Blood

Volume

9ml

Container

3 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