Factor V (Leiden) Mutation Analysis : 17900

Test Code
F5LQ or 17900

CPT Codes
81241

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

Methodology
Polymerase Chain Reaction and Detection

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
3-5 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
By report.

Clinical Significance
Factor V (Leiden) Mutation is a point mutation that causes resistance of Factor V protein degradation by activated protein C (APC). This mutation is associated with increased risk of venous thrombosis.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics



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