Factor VII is one of the clotting factors produced by the liver. Along with the other factors it promotes blood clotting at the site of the injury. The factor requires Vitamin K for its function.
Interpretation:Factor VII deficiency is an inherited disorder. Diagnosis is made through aPTT (Activated partial thromboplastin time) test and Prothrombin time (PT) test. Acquired factor VII deficiency may ocur in patients with liver diseases, oral anticoagulant usage and Vitamin K deficiency. Though hemophilia is rare, it can have life threatening complications if not treated. Von Willebrandt Disease is the most common bleeding disorder.
Sample: Arm veil plasma(CITRATE). Nonfasting
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