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Overview

A Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test is ordered to detect mutations in the Factor ll prothrombin gene.

What is Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test?

Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test is a blood test to detect the mutation in Factor II (Prothrombin) gene. The mutation causes blood to clot and increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

Why is Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test suggested?

Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test is suggested to rule out genetic mutation of the Factor ll gene as a cause of deep vein thrombosis. It is suggested for patients with the following symptoms:

  • Larger than normal veins.
  • Changes in skin color.

How is Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test performed?

The Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test is performed in the following steps:

  • A blood sample or buccal swab is collected from the patient.
  • The sample is tested for Factor ll gene mutation.

What are the parameters measured in Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test?

The Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test measures the mutation in the Factor ll Prothrombin gene.

Preparation before Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test

Follow the instructions of the doctor about food and medications to be consumed before the Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test.

Post-care after Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test

The patient may report any pain at the sample collection site to the doctor. After the test is over, a regular schedule may be resumed.

Sample Types in Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test

The Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test is performed using either one of these two samples:

  • Blood sample.
  • Buccal swab.

Side effects of the Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test

There are no risks in Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test. The following issues may, however, arise:

  • There may be pain or bruising at the sample collection site.
  • There might be an infection at the needle prick site of the blood sample for the Factor II (Prothrombin) Mutation Detection test.

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