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Laboratory Diagnosis of Von Willebrand Disease
Von Willebrand disease (vWD) is the most frequently inherited bleeding disorder and affects 1% of the general population. Laboratory testing plays a critical role in diagnosis/classification and guides clinical management. In this presentation, the genetic causes of von Willebrand disease, the common laboratory assays used to diagnose vWD, and common subtypes of vWD are discussed.
Originally presented March 18, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Delu Zhou MD, PhD
Pathology Resident, University of Utah School of Medicine
Delu Zhou graduated from Hebei Medical University (medical training) and Indiana University (Ph.D. training in immunology) and worked in a postdoc fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco studying innate immunity and autoimmune diseases prior to joining the residency program at University of Utah.
After this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Explain common symptoms and genetic causes of von Willebrand disease.
- Describe the common laboratory assays used to diagnose von Willebrand disease.
- List common subtypes of von Willebrand disease.
University of Utah School of Medicine, University of Utah Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories