Von Willebrand disease (vWD) is the most common inherited bleeding disorder; laboratory diagnosis requires a number of assays with no single diagnostic test available up to now to either confirm or exclude the diagnosis. The analysis of vWf multimers is necessary for the classification of hereditary and acquired forms of vWD and can now be performed on Sebia Hydrasys. The speaker will describe how the vWf multimers can be included in a diagnostic algorithm in conjunction with traditional tests.
Juliana A. Silva is an international Ph.D. student at the University of Ferrara in Molecular Medicine in the Department of Translational Medicine and Haemostasis &Thrombosis Centre of the Hospital-University of Ferrara. Her research interests vary from broad systemic biomarkers to very specific ones, including genomics, and epigenetics. Her current research aims to identify genetic, epigenetic, and systemic biomarkers during a spontaneous abortion. Alongside her doctorate research, she also performs diagnostic tests for the Centre Haemostasis & Thrombosis of the Hospital-University of Ferrara, including von Willebrand multimers analysis.