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von Willebrand Factor

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Also known as: VWF:Ag; VWF:RCo; von Willebrand Panel; Ristocetin Cofactor
Formal name: von Willebrand Factor Antigen and von Willebrand Factor Activity

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Sources Used in Current Review

Pollak, E. (Updated 2012 April 6) von Willebrand Disease. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/206996-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed November 2013.

Medscape Editorial Staff (Updated 2012 October 1). von Willebrand Factor Antigen (Factor VIII:R Antigen) Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2086366-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed November 2013.

(2011 June 1). What Is von Willebrand Disease? National Heart Lung and Blood Institute [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/vwd/ through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed November 2013.

Heikal, N. et. al. (Updated 2013 October). von Willebrand Disease – VWD. ARUP Consult [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/VWD.html through http://www.arupconsult.com. Accessed November 2013.

Gersten, T. (Updated 2012 February 16). Von Willebrand disease. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000544.htm. Accessed November 2013.

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Pagana, K. D. & Pagana, T. J. (© 2011). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 10th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 277.

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McPherson, R. and Pincus, M. (© 2011). Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods 22nd Edition: Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. Pp 816-819.

(Updated 1, 2011) National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. What is von Willebrand Disease? Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/vwd/ through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed November 2013.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Yawn, B. et. al.(2009 December 1) Diagnosis and Management of Von Willebrand Disease: Guidelines for Primary Care. American Family Physician [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1201/p1261.html through http://www.aafp.org. Accessed February 2010.

Pagana, K. D. & Pagana, T. J. (© 2007). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 8th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 280.

Wu, A. (© 2006). Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, 4th Edition: Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, MO. Pp 1144-1145.

Rodgers, III, G. and Smock, K. (Updated 2009 August). von Willebrand Disease – vWD. ARUP Consult [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/vWD.html?client_ID=LTD through http://www.arupconsult.com. Accessed February 2010.

(Revised 2009 May). What Is von Willebrand Disease? National Heart Lung and Blood Institute [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/vWD/vWD_WhatIs.html through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed February 2010.

Geil, J. (Updated 2009 May 21). Von Willebrand Disease. eMedicine [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/959825-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed February 2010.

Goodeve, A. and James, P. (2009 June 4). von Willebrand Disease. GeneReviews [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene∂=von-willebrand through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed February 2010.

Mayo Clinic Staff (2009 February 7). Von Willebrand disease. MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/von-willebrand-disease/DS00903 through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed February 2010.

George, J. (Revised 2009 May). Von Willebrand's Disease. Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec11/ch133/ch133h.html#sec11-ch133-ch133h-410 through http://www.merck.com. Accessed February 2010.

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