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

The Role of von Willebrand Factor Multimer Analysis in Diagnosis

VWF Multimers Analysis: Summary

Slide 36

July 2011

In summary, von Willebrand factor multimerization is important for hemostasis. Analysis of von Willebrand factor multimers, however, is technically complex and time consuming. It’s main role is to subtype von Willebrand disease. It is not useful nor recommended for the initial screening for von Willebrand disease, nor is it useful for a condition called thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

VWF Multimers Analysis: Summary


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