Factor XI is synthesized in the liver. Its biological half-life is 60 to 80 hours. Factor XI is a component of intrinsic coagulation pathway which, when activated, activates factor IX to IXa. Factor XI deficiency may cause prolonged partial thromboplastin time. Deficiency associated with mild bleeding diathesis, but there is poor correlation between activity level and clinical bleeding. A relatively high incidence of congenital deficiency occurs among Ashkenazi Jewish descent (hemophilia C).
No special preparation is needed for Factor XI Assay. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Factor XI Assay. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
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