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Factor-V Leiden Mutation is a type of test conducted to determine the presence of Haemophilia A and B and Thrombophilia in a patient.

What is Factor-V Leiden Mutation?

Factor-V Leiden Mutation is a test conducted to determine the presence of Thrombophilia a rare blood clotting disorder that can block the vessels. Factor-V Leiden Mutation test can be used to determine the factor responsible for the occurrence of Haemophilia in a patient. (1)

Why is Factor-V Leiden Mutation suggested?

Factor-V Leiden Mutation is suggested when a patient is presented with the following symptoms, 

  • Delayed blood clotting in a wound.
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Gum bleeding.
  • Unusual bruising or bumps.
  • Intracranial bleeding in the newborn after birth.
  • Sudden Heart attack.

How is Factor-V Leiden Mutation test performed?

The  Factor-V Leiden Mutation Test is performed by,

  • The blood samples are collected from the patient and sent to the lab for testing. (1)

Factor-V Leiden Mutation tests provide perfect results.

What are the parameters measured in Factor-V Leiden Mutation?

The parameters measured in Factor-V Leiden Mutation  are,

  • Various pharmacokinetic parameters are evaluated.
  • Coagulation parameters.
  • The test along with other types of factor tests will determine the reason for the occurrence of Thrombophilia for proper diagnosis.

Preparation before performing Factor-V Leiden Mutation

Before the Factor-V Leiden Mutation test the patients should,

  • Inform about the previous medical history and genetic disorders in the family to the doctors.

Post-care after Factor-V Leiden Mutation

Post-care after Factor-V Leiden Mutation testing is,

  • After the blood test, the patient can leave immediately.
  • After determining the factor that causes Haemophilia the doctor will start the treatment.

Sample types in Factor-V Leiden Mutation

The sample types in Factor-V Leiden Mutation are,

  • Blood samples.

Side effects of Factor-V Leiden Mutation test

Common Side effects of Factor-V Leiden Mutation tests are,

  • The blood test might cause some pain while puncturing.
  • Proper precautions are taken while testing since the patient has a bleeding problem.

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