Specimen Requirements

Title

PROTHROMBIN GENE MUTATION (FACTOR II)

Specimen Requirement

Collect lavender EDTA, send whole blood room temp. Minimum 3 mL.

Alternate sample: yellow top ACD or LabCorp buccal swab kit

Methodology

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR); restriction enzyme digestion

Stability

Room temp: 5 days, Refrigerated/Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

5-7 days

Clinical Use

Contributes to the risk assessment for venous thromboembolis thromboembolism (VTE) to better inform decisions regarding treatment and clinical management decisions of patients with relevant personal history of VTE and potential preventative care for patients with significant family history of VTE.

Test Code

PTGW