How are factor XIII levels referred to qualitatively?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Bishnu Prasad Devkota, MD, MHI, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasg), FACP; Chief Editor: Eric B Staros, MD  more...
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Factor XIII, an enzyme that cross-links fibrin, belongs to the blood coagulation system. [1] Screening for factor XIII, also known as fibrin-stabilizing factor, is performed when its absence is suspected.

Qualitatively, factor XIII levels are referred to as decreased or normal. Quantitation of the enzyme's levels is carried out in research laboratories. [2]


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