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Item Value
ClinicalQuestion Does my patient have thalassemia?
TestEntryNumber 174
TestCode CBC
TestName Factor 8 Activity
Synonyms F8; FVIII; FVIII:C; Factor VIII
IsThisScreeningTest YES
PubMedID 22904143,10230359, 23800659
Comment No. However, there is a higher prevalence of thalassemia in populations from Africa, Middle East, Mediterranean, South American, Caribbean and Asia.
Sensitivity 48-64% (beta thalassemia)
Specificity 95-95% (beta thalassemia)
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