Factor IX is a vitamin K-dependent serine protease synthesized in the liver and participates in the intrinsic coagulation pathway. Its biological half-life is 18 to 24 hours. Congenital deficiency inherited as an X-linked recessive bleeding disorder (hemophilia B). Severe deficiency (<1%) characterized by hemarthroses, deep tissue bleeding, excessive bleeding with trauma and ecchymoses. Acquired deficiency associated with liver disease, vitamin K deficiency, warfarin therapy and inhibitors (rare).
No special preparation is needed for Factor IX Assay. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Factor IX Assay. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
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