Factor V Leiden Mutation
 
 

Factor V Leiden Mutation

Test name:
Factor V Leiden mutation

Order name:
FV MUT or FV/FII panel

Specimen requirements:
EDTA peripheral blood

Minimum volume:
0.5 mL

Storage and stability information:
Room temperature,1 week

Test performed:
Once per week

Methodology:
PCR, Invader assay

Reference range:
Negative for the Factor V Leiden R506Q mutation

Clinical significance:
Factor V (Leiden) Mutation mutation analysis is useful for patients with suspected thrombophilia and for those with a family history. Screening may be appropriate for decisions on oral contraceptive use. Carriers of FV Leiden mutation may require prophylaxes for some situations (ex. Prevention of venous thrombosis during pregnancy or post-partum)

CPT codes:
81241