Coagulation Factor VIII Activity Assay, Plasma
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
The factor VIII assay is performed on the Beckman Coulter ACL TOP using the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) method and a factor deficient substrate. Patient plasma is combined and incubated with a factor VIII deficient substrate (normal plasma depleted of factor VIII by immunoadsorption) and an APTT reagent. After a specified incubation time, calcium is added to trigger the coagulation process in the mixture. At which time, the time to clot formation is measured optically at a wavelength of 671 nm.(Owen CA Jr, Bowie EJW, Thompson JH Jr: Diagnosis of Bleeding Disorders. Second edition. Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company, 1975)
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Monday through Friday