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BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s VWF activity test

April 21, 2017—BloodCenter of Wisconsin, part of Versiti, announced the launch of a new assay that will more accurately measure von Willebrand factor activity. The VWF GPIbM Activity test, which detects qualitative von Willebrand factor defects, uses patented technology previously not used in the United States. Precise measurement of VWF platelet binding activity is critical for making an accurate diagnosis ...

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Gene deletion/duplication analysis, 9/15

BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Diagnostic Laboratories, part of Versiti, announced the availability of genetic deletion/duplication analysis. Using array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH), this test provides timely detection of deletions and/or duplications that may escape detection with standard DNA sequencing tests. The test allows for the detection of deletions and duplications within a given gene, whether within a single exon, encompassing one or more exons, or the entire gene.

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Erythroid chimerism test, 11/14

November 2014—BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s diagnostic laboratories announced the availability of its erythroid chimerism test to monitor erythroid lineage chimerism in patients with sickle cell disease following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.

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