The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.
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4.5 mL blood added to 0.5 mL citrate.
Ristocetin-induced agglutination of fixed, washed platelets is dependent on added VWF.
Test and pooled normal plasma assayed in parallel dilutions.
Activity of test plasma expressed as % of activity in pooled plasma.
The reference assay is performed on a platelet aggregometer. Abbreviated VWF:RCo.
Refer to laboratory. Generally 50-200% of the activity in pooled normal plasma.
Additional functional VWF assay complimentary to the collagen binding assay in the investigation of possible bleeding disorder.
Diagnosis of von Willebrand disease and its variant forms, see von Willebrand disease testing.
See von Willebrand disease.
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