Ordering Recommendation

Useful in combination with Factor VIII, Activity (0030095) for the initial diagnosis of mild hemophilia A. May also be used to measure factor VIII activity in the presence of a lupus anticoagulant. Monitor certain extended half-life factor VIII replacement products and measure native factor VIII or factor VIII concentrates in patients on emicizumab (Hemlibra).

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Light Blue (Sodium Citrate). Special Specimen Collection and Handling Hemostasis/Thrombosis Specimens guide located at https://www.aruplab.com/Specimen-Handling/SpecialSpecimenCollection/Hemostasis-Thrombosis.pdf

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL platelet-poor plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.8 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Unacceptable Conditions

Serum or EDTA plasma. Clotted or hemolyzed specimens.


Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen at -20° C: 3 months; Frozen at -70° C: 6 months
New York State Clients: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 4 hours; Frozen: 2 weeks


Chromogenic Assay


Mon, Wed, Fri


1-4 days

Reference Interval

Age Reference Interval
0-6 years 56-191 percent
7-9 years 76-199 percent
10-11 years 80-209 percent
12-13 years 72-198 percent
14-15 years 69-237 percent
16-17 years 63-221 percent
18 years and older 56-191 percent

Interpretive Data

Information on the clinical uses of chromogenic FVIII activity testing can be found at arupconsult.com.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


Hotline History


CPT Codes



Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3002344 Chromogenic Factor VIII, Activity 49865-9
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  • AHF chromogenic
  • Antihemophilic Factor (AHF) chromogenic
  • Coagulation Factor VIII Chromogenic activity assay, plasma
  • Factor VIII activity, chromogenic
  • Factor VIII chromogenic assay
  • Factor VIII:C chromogenic
  • Hemlibra; emicizumab, extended half-life factor VIII products
Chromogenic Factor VIII, Activity