Ordering Recommendation

Molecular test to confirm a phenotypic diagnosis of von Willebrand disease (VWD) types 1, 2A, 2B, 2M, 2N, or 3. May also be used as carrier screening for autosomal recessive forms of VWD.

New York DOH Approval Status

Testing is not New York state approved. Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York state-approved laboratory.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Lavender (EDTA) or yellow (ACD solution A or B).

Specimen Preparation

Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)
New York State Clients: 5 mL (Min: 3 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Serum or plasma; grossly hemolyzed or frozen specimens


Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable
New York State Clients: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable


Massively Parallel Sequencing




10-15 days

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


Gene Tested: VWF (NM_000552)
Exons 26 and 34 are not covered by sequencing, and deletion/duplication analysis is not available for this gene.

Hotline History


CPT Codes



Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3004380 von Willebrand Disease Specimen 66746-9
3004381 von Willebrand Disease Interp 40970-6
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  • von Willebrand disease (VWD)
  • von Willebrand factor deficiency
  • VWD type 1
  • VWD type 2
  • VWD type 2A
  • VWD type 2M
  • VWD type 3
  • VWD type B
  • VWF gene
von Willebrand Disease (VWF) Sequencing