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Factor V Leiden Mutation Test

Factor V Leiden Mutation Test

also known as: Factor V Leiden DNA Test

Factor-V-Leiden-alteration cause unsuitable blood clot (thrombus) formation in veins, a situation called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or venous thromboembolism (VTE). The lab test is ordered to assist in diagnosing the root of it. Factor V and prothrombin are the two coagulation factors that are fundamental to proper blood clot formation. People who have a mutation in one of the genes that code for these factors have an increased risk of blood clots. Testing for Factor V Leiden and PT 20120 mutations is used to help determine if an adult individual has inherited a disorder linked with blood clots and can settle on whether the person has 1 copy or two copies of the change (heterozygous or homozygous.)

When your doctor suspect factor V Leiden you too must have to do some actions before going for the test. List the symptoms or the recurring changes in your health, medicines, allergies, and any past or current medication. Inform your doctor of all of these. If you are required to take blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants) such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) pills or heparin injection, the doctor may have some advice for you. Anticoagulants may interfere with them. The genetic test is the suitable one then. No special diet prior to the test is recommended. Drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated.

A coagulation screening test or DNA examination of the F5 gene can be used to make a diagnosis factor V Leiden thrombophilia. Factor V Leiden refers to the exact G-to-A substitution. If inherent testing direct to that a person has one Factor V Leiden or PT 20210 gene copy, then the human being is heterozygous; if there are two copies, then the person is homozygous for the mutation. Persons with two copies of the Factor V Leiden mutation may have up to 80 times the danger of budding a blood clot while those with one copy have 4 to 8 times the possibility.

There are two types of tests which can be selected as per the situation: Activated protein C resistance test- The test requires patient’s blood sample. Insert needle in the superficial vein in the elbow pit. Collect the sample and test it for the resistant of blood to activated protein C. A mutation in the factor V gene is confirmed if your blood is resistant to activated protein C. Genetic test- A genetic test is the examination done when the activated protein C resistance test is not possible.

LimitationsThis test detects the factor V R506Q (Leiden) mutation and will help identify those individuals who are at increased risk of thrombosis; however, increased risk of thrombosis can be caused by a variety of genetic and nongenetic factors not screened for by this assay.This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Specimen
Whole blood or LabCorp buccal swab kit (buccal swab collection kit contains instructions for use of a buccal swab)
Volume
7 mL whole blood or LabCorp buccal swab kit
Container
Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, yellow-top (ACD) tube, or LabCorp buccal swab kit.
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Mutation Detection is Factor V Leiden
Unisex
All age groups
Present in positive cases
Average price range of the test is between Rs.700 to Rs.6500 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity.

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Surgery is only indicated when symptoms are troublesome like severe pain, leg ulcers, skin blackening etc. Few people want surgery for cosmetic reasons. If you do not want surgery then my advice is to keep your limb elevated, avoid prolong standing and sitting. Use compression stockings. For further queries you can contact me online. Thanks.
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