Factor VIII Genetic Analysis


Test Information

Test Name

Factor VIII Genetic Analysis

Synonyms

Haemophillia A genetic testing; Factor VIII gene mutation; DNA extraction for FVIII gene

Preferred Specimen

CPDA (Whole blood)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

4 weeks


Collection Information

Availability

Monday - Wednesday collection only for Whakatane region. All other regions Monday - Thursday collection only.

Preparation

  • All samples referred for Haemophilia A genetic testing must be accompanied with information regarding the inheritance of this trait in the patient's family.
  • All prenatal samples referred for Haemophilia A genetic testing must be accompanied by maternal bloods for DNA extraction (collection details as below).
  • Prior work-up of the mutation within the relevant family is preferable before refering prenatal samples for analysis.

Processing Information

Registration Code

FACG

Notes

  • DO NOT centrifuge; whole blood required
  • DO NOT refrigerate or freeze

Site Specific Notes

- Tauranga

Send directly to referral laboratory

- Whakatane

Send directly to referral laboratory

Alternative Specimen

EDTA (Whole blood); Prenatal Amniotic Fluid


Methodology

Sample Stability

Sample stability may be >24 hours. Discuss with department for urgent requests

Interpretations

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Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (via WHL)

Send Away Transport

Ambient

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