Overview of Factor-VIII
What is Factor-VIII?
Factor VIII Assay test is a type of blood test that is performed to diagnose and treat Hemophilia A. Factor VIII is present in all human bodies, but if the concentration is higher than normal, it may indicate the presence of Hemophilia A.
Why is Factor-VIII done?
The test is performed to diagnose Hemophila A. The same test may be performed during the treatment for the disease and also after it has been cured completely. This test can aid the doctors in knowing how well the current treatment is working.
Preparation for Factor-VIII
- Do not eat or drink anything other than water for 8-12 hours before the test.
Sample Type for Factor-VIII
Interpreting Factor-VIII results
If the Factor VIII concentration is between 55 and 200%, it indicates that the person has tested negative for Hemophilia A. However, if the concentration is higher, the results are considered positive for Hemophilia A.