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Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection Test

Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection Test

also known as: Prothrombin

The Factor II test is used to determine whether levels of your coagulation factors are increased, normal, or decreased. Coagulation factors are proteins circulating in the blood that are essential for proper blood clot formation. This test can be done when you have unexplained or prolonged bleeding, abnormal results on coagulation screening tests such as prothrombin time (PT) or partial thromboplastin time (PTT), or have a relative with a hereditary coagulation factor deficiency. The test can also be done when your healthcare practitioner wants to monitor the severity of a factor deficiency and/or the effectiveness of treatment.

It is recommended that you should either wear a sleeve-less or a short-sleeved shirt. Wearing a shirt with full- sleeves that can easily be rolled-up is also fine. There is no need to disturb your diet routine before the Factor II test. You can eat and drink normally. Though, if the blood taken is also to be used for further different tests, the doctor will inform you in prior. In that case, you only need to fast for few hours. Always follow the particular instructions given to you by the lab.

As mentioned above, the Factor II test is used to determine if a person has enough coagulation activity to control the blood clotting process. It can be concluded from the test reports that: Normal coagulation factor activity usually means normal clotting function. Low activity of one or more coagulation factors usually means impaired clotting ability. If more than one clotting factor is decreased, it is usually due to an acquired condition. Acquired deficiencies are rare and may be caused by chronic or acute conditions.

Handful milliliters say; one to two teaspoons of a blood sample would be obtained directly from you. The Factor II test can be done at numerous sites like the doctor's clinic, test center, and infirmaries: An alcohol pad is used to clean the skin. A needle is then injected through the part of rinsed skin into to your vein; specifically in the one that can be seen from the skin. The blood is dragged out from the needle by a nozzle, saved in a vessel and sealed with your name. This sample is carried to the research laboratory for examination.

Direct Xa or thrombin inhibitor therapy may cause factitiously low results.
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Factor II Prothrombin

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What is Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection Test?
Preparation for Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection Test
Uses of Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection Test
Procedure for Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection Test
Limitations of Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection Test
Specimen Requirements
Normal values for Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection Test
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