Factor XIII Activity
What is Factor XIII Activity?
Also known as Clot Solubility Assay, Factor XIII (FXIII) is a heterodimer, the decreased levels of which in the blood causes bleeding disorder and its absence is often associated with intracranial hemorrhage. A Chromogenic Assay test is generally preferred for its measurement. Blood sample is usually collected in a blue-top vacuum tube.
Why is Factor XIII Activity done?
The test is done to assess the deficiency of FXIII in the blood. The deficiency can cause several symptoms in individuals like delayed post surgical bleeding, delayed wound healing, CNS hemorrhage, recurrent miscarriages, thrombosis, sepsis, liver cirrhosis, autoimmune disease, malignancy etc.
Interpreting Factor XIII Activity results
The normal percentage for active clotting factor, Factor XIII in blood ranges from 50-150 %.