Ordering Recommendation

Preferred first-line test to diagnose inherited or acquired factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency. Appropriate for evaluation of patients with a bleeding disorder who present with normal prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin​ time (aPTT), and platelet count test results. Monitor FXIII therapy and confirm abnormalities detected on FXIII qualitative assay.

Mnemonic
F13 A
Methodology

Chromogenic Assay

Performed

Tue

Reported

1-8 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 www.aruplab.com for hemostasis/thrombosis specimen handling guidelines.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 2 mL platelet-poor plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 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 or below: 1 month; Frozen at -70°C or below: 3 months

Reference Interval

Factor XIII Activity 69-143%

Interpretive Data

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

85290

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2006183 Factor XIII Activity 27815-0
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Aliases
  • Factor 13
  • fibrin stabilizing factor
Factor XIII Activity