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Von Willebrand Disease (VWD)
Part 4: VWF Multimer Analysis

The Role of von Willebrand Factor Multimer Analysis in Diagnosis


Slide 2

July 2011

The objectives of this presentation include a brief review of the biochemistry and physiology of von Willebrand factor, an overview of the laboratory procedure for plasma von Willebrand factor multimer analysis, and most importantly, to discuss the role of von Willebrand factor multimer analysis in the diagnosis of von Willebrand disease and in conclusion I will describe illustrative cases correlating abnormalities of von Willebrand factor multimer pattern with specific subtypes of von Willebrand disease.



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