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#M3337: ADAMTS-13 Inhibitor ELISA

COMPONENTS
Name Method Ref Range Units Panic
Value
Frequency
ADAMTS-13 Inhibitor ELISA ELISA Negative Positive M, T, W, Th, F, Sat, Sun

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Name Type Volume Aliquot # Temp Container Type Primary/
Alternate
ADAMTS-13 Inhibitor ELISA Citrated Plasma 1.0mL 1 Frozen or Room Temp Blue Top

GENERAL INFORMATION
Abbreviations vWF-cp Inhibitor
Test Frequency M, Tue, W, Th, F, Sat, Sun
Alternate Names vWF-cleaving Protease Inhibitor
CPT Codes 85397, 85335
Notes Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) is characterized by the acquired or congenital deficiency of ADAMTS-13 activity. An antibody inhibitor will be present in roughly half of the cases diagnosed with idiopathic TTP.

Early diagnosis is paramount. Left untreated, TTP has a mortality rate above 90%; however, rapid diagnosis and treatment with plasma exchange improve the mortality rate to below 20%.

ADAMTS-13 Inhibitor is an important test in the differentiation of acquired and congenital forms of TTP.

To maximize the clinical utility of this test, Machaon Diagnostics is offering ADAMTS-13 activity and inhibitor testing on a daily basis with clinical consultation.

Weekend testing is available to contracted clients. Please phone the lab for further information.
 
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