Preferred Sample Type

Factor XIII Assay

Suitable Specimen Types

Citrated Plasma

Factor XIII Assay

Specimen Volume

2 x 3.5 mL

Specimen Transport

Standard transport to laboratory.

Sample Preparation

Samples for any coagulation tests must be filled to the black fill line indicated on the sample tube. Any sample filled above or below this level will be rejected and a repeat sample will be required

Turnaround Time

21 days

Sample Processing In Laboratory

Sample should be centrifuged

Sample Stability

4 hours from venepuncture

General Information

Note: Factor XIII testing is only available for patients managed at QEHB. This assay is not available to external users.


Requests are sent to Birmingham Children's Hospital for analysis

Reference Range

Provided by referral laboratory

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