Laboratory Diagnosis of von Willebrand Disease
Dr. Larry Smith discusses the history of von Willebrand Disease (vWD), touch on current classification, review the structure of von Willebrand Factors, and finally go over methods/technologies for diagnosing vWD.
Larry Smith, PhD
Manager, Medical & Scientific Affairs, Abbott (Retired)
- Define vWD and its history
- Go over current classification of vWD and assays utilized
- Review structure and function of vWF
- Discuss methods/technologies for diagnosing vWD, assay limitations, and preanalytical variables influencing vWD testing and interpretation