ADAMTS13 Activity
Ordering Recommendation

Assist in diagnosing acquired (idiopathic) or inherited thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).

Chromogenic Assay
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Lt. blue (sodium citrate). Refer to Specimen Handling at for hemostasis/thrombosis specimen handling guidelines. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL platelet-poor plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum, EDTA plasma, clotted or hemolyzed specimens. 
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 weeks 
Reference Interval
Effective November 17, 2014

Greater than 60 percent
Interpretive Data
ADAMTS13 levels of less than 10 percent may be associated with either inherited (Upshaw-Schulman Syndrome) or acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).

A variety of medical conditions may result in a mild to moderate deficiency of ADAMTS13 activity. Recent plasma exchange therapy may raise the observed ADAMTS13 activity.

Statement D: Compliance Statement D: For laboratory tests using a manufactured RUO kit. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

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Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0030049ADAMTS13 Activity53622-7
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