Ordering Recommendation

Not recommended except in suspected cases of acquired von Willebrand disease (VWD) or high suspicion of VWD. Preferred initial test is von Willebrand Panel with Reflex to von Willebrand Multimeric Analysis (2003387).

Mnemonic
VW MUL PAN
Methodology

Electrophoresis/Clotting/Microlatex Particle-Mediated Immunoassay/Platelet Agglutination

Performed

Mon-Sat

Reported

1-11 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Lt. blue (sodium citrate). Refer to Specimen Handling at aruplab.com for hemostasis/thrombosis specimen handling guidelines.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 3 mL platelet-poor plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.5 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.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen at -20°C: 3 months; Frozen at -70°C: 6 months

Reference Interval
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
  von Willebrand Multimeric Normal
0030095 Factor VIII, Activity
Age Reference Interval
0-6 years 56-191%
7-9 years 76-199%
10-11 years 80-209%
12-13 years 72-198%
14-15 years 69-237%
16-17 years 63-221%
18 years and older 56-191%

0030285 von Willebrand Factor Antigen
Age Reference Interval
0-6 years 52-214%
7-9 years 62-180%
10-11 years 63-189%
12-13 years 60-189%
14-15 years 57-199%
16-17 years 50-205%
18 years and older 52-214%

0030250 von Willebrand Factor Activity (Ristocetin Cofactor)
Age Reference Interval
0-6 years 51-215%
7-9 years 52-176%
10-11 years 60-195%
12-13 years 50-184%
14-15 years 50-203%
16-17 years 49-204%
18 years and older 51-215%

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

85247; 85240; 85246; 85245

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0030003 von Willebrand Multimeric 32217-2
0030095 Factor VIII, Activity 3209-4
0030250 von Willebrand Factor, Activity (RCF) 6014-5
0030285 von Willebrand Factor, Antigen 27816-8
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Aliases
  • Factor VIII
  • Factor VIII, Activity
  • RCF
  • Ristocetin Cofactor
  • von Willebrand Factor, Activity
  • von Willebrand Factor, Antigen
  • von Willebrand Multimeric
  • vW Activity
  • vW multimeric
  • vWAg
  • VWF:A
  • VWF:Rco
von Willebrand Multimeric Panel