Prothrombin (Factor II) 20210G>A Mutation Analysis : 17909

Test Code
PT2GTQ or 17909

CPT Codes

Transport Container
Preferred Specimen: 5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Alternative Specimens: Whole blood collected in EDTA (royal blue-top), sodium heparin (green-top), ACD solution A or B (yellow-top) tube, or lithium heparin (green-top)

Minimum Volume: 3 mL

Transport Temperature
Room temperature.

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 8 days; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: 30 days

Polymerase Chain Reaction and Detection

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
3-4 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
By report.

Clinical Significance
Prothrombin (Factor II) 20210G>A Mutation Analysis - Factor II Mutation (G20210A) is one of the most common causes of venous thrombosis. 2.3% of the general population is heterozygous in contrast with 6.2% of patients with venous thrombosis and 18% with familial venous thrombosis. Other risk factors compound the risk for venous thrombosis.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics

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