Ordering Recommendation

Molecular testing to distinguish von Willebrand disease type 2N from hemophilia A.

Mnemonic
VWF2N SEQ
Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing

Performed

Varies

Reported

14-21 days

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or yellow (ACD Solution A or B).

Specimen Preparation

Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Background Information for von Willebrand Disease, Type 2N (VWF) Sequencing:
Characteristics
: Mucocutaneous bleeding after brushing or flossing teeth, unexplained bruising, prolonged repeated nosebleeds, menorrhagia, and prolonged bleeding following childbirth, trauma or surgery. Symptoms of type 2N are similar to mild hemophilia A.
Incidence: Approximately 1 in 100 to 1 in 1000 individuals.
Inheritance: Autosomal recessive.
Cause: Pathogenic VWF mutations.
Clinical Sensitivity: Unknown for VWD type 2N.
Methodology: Bidirectional sequencing of VWF exons 4, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, and 27 and the corresponding intron-exon boundaries.
Analytical Sensitivity and Specificity: 99 percent.
Limitations: Diagnostic errors can occur due to rare sequence variations. Regulatory region mutations, deep intronic mutations, and large deletion/duplications will not be detected.  Mutations lying outside of VWF exons 4, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, and 27 will not be evaluated.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

81405

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2005495 VWD Type 2N (VWF) Sequencing Specimen
2005496 VWD Type 2N (VWF) Sequencing Interp
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Aliases
  • VWD type 2N sequencing assay
  • VWF2N Sequencing
von Willebrand Disease, Type 2N (VWF) Sequencing