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Test ID: F9INH    
Factor IX Inhibitor Evaluation

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Detection and titering of coagulation inhibitor to the specific factor requested, primarily factor IX in patients with hemophilia B

Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

Factor IX inhibitors arise in patients with severe hemophilia B after factor IX transfusion. Patients with factor IX inhibitors may also develop anaphylactic reactions in response to factor IX infusions. Acquired factor IX inhibitors, occurring in previously healthy people, are exceedingly rare.

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

FACTOR IX ACTIVITY ASSAY

Adults: 65-140%

Normal, full-term newborn infants or healthy premature infants may have decreased levels (> or =20%), which may not reach adult levels for > or =180 days postnatal.*

*See Pediatric Hemostasis References in Coagulation Studies in Special Instructions.

 

FACTOR IX INHIBITOR SCREEN

Negative

 

BETHESDA TITER

0 Units

Interpretation Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

Normally, there is no inhibitor (ie, negative result).

 

If the screening assays indicate the presence of an inhibitor, it will be quantitated and reported in Bethesda (or equivalent) units.

Cautions Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

This test is not useful for detecting presence of inhibitors directed against other clotting factors and is not useful for the detection of a nonspecific circulating anticoagulant.

 

This assay will not detect presence of lupus anticoagulants.

 

If presence or type of inhibitor is unknown, PROCT / Prolonged Clotting Time or LUPPR / Lupus Anticoagulant Profile should be ordered.

 

Occasionally, a potent lupus-like anticoagulant may cause false-positive testing for a specific factor inhibitor (eg, factor VIII or IX). See preceding caution statement.

Clinical Reference Provides recommendations for further in-depth reading of a clinical nature

1. Feinstein DI, Rapaport, SI: Acquired inhibitors of blood coagulation. In Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. Edited by R Hoffman, EJ Benz Jr, SJ Shattil, et al. New York, Livingstone Press, 1991, pp 1380-1394

2. Chitlur M, Warrier I, Rajpurkar M, et al: Inhibitors in factor IX deficiency a report of the ISTH-SSC international FIX inhibitor registry (1997-2006). Haemophilia 2009;15(5):1027-1031

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test