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Method

Exons 18-24 of the VWF gene are amplified using PCR and analysed using DNA sequencing.

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Von Willebrand disease (VWD) arises from a qualitative or quantitative deficiency of Von Willebrand factor (VWF), a multimeric protein that is required for platelet adhesion. A Type 2N (Normandy) defect causes a deficiency of the binding of VWF to factor VIII. This type gives a normal VWF antigen level and normal functional test results but has a low factor VIII. This has probably led to some 2N patients being misdiagnosed in the past as having hemophilia A, and should be suspected if the patient has the clinical findings of hemophilia A but a pedigree suggesting autosomal, rather than X-linked, inheritance.

Constituent TestsGenomic DNA Extraction ;
External Price$0.00(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient Specimen4.0mL EDTA,
Paediatric Specimen0.5 mL - 1 mL EDTA blood
Sample Delivery to LabSame day or overnight courier, ambient
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Molecular Pathology
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Contact Phone Number03 3640 548
Test Availability9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Turnaround TimeWithin 4 weeks
Uncertainty of Measurement

 Automated bidirectional DNA sequencing has an analytical sensitivity and specificity of >99%. Note that the lower limit of variant detection of sequencing analysis is ~10%, this is important to consider in the case of mosaicism, mitochondrial, and somatic variation that is not expected to be present at 50% or 100%.  This analysis will not detect variants located within intronic regions, except at the intron-exon boundaries.

Additional Information
  1. This test requires nucleated cells. Please do not centrifuge or freeze blood samples.
  2. Genomic DNA must be extracted from the specimen prior to testing. This incurs an additional charge (see GDNA). Laboratories may prefer to submit DNA for testing. Please provide a minimum of 5 micrograms of DNA at 20 nanograms/microlitre.

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