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The JAK 2 Mutation Analysis is an important test that tracks disorders related to the bone marrow.

What is JAK 2 Mutation Analysis?

JAK 2 Mutation Analysis is a test which evaluates and diagnoses Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs), which is a disorder of the bone marrow.

The mutation takes place when the bone marrow generates many types of blood cells.

Why is JAK 2 Mutation Analysis suggested?

The JAK 2 Mutation Analysis is suggested in the following cases:

  • If the doctor suspects that the patient may be suffering from bone marrow disorders such as polycythemia vera or thrombocythemia.
  • Primary myelofibrosis is another disease for which the test may be suggested.

How is JAK 2 Mutation Analysis performed?

JAK 2 Mutation Analysis is performed in the following steps:

  • The patient’s blood sample is collected in a collector tube.
  • The sample is sent to the lab for the detection of the abnormal gene JAK2.

The results of JAK 2 Mutation Analysis are brought to the patient in a few days for further analysis.

What are the parameters measured in JAK 2 Mutation Analysis?

The parameters measured in JAK 2 Mutation Analysis include the Janus Kinase 2 gene

Preparation before performing JAK 2 Mutation Analysis

There are no specific preparations for JAK 2 Mutation Analysis.

Post-care after JAK 2 Mutation Analysis

Post-care for JAK 2 Mutation Analysis includes a follow-up with the doctor to discuss subsequent treatment options.

Sample types in JAK 2 Mutation Analysis

A sample is drawn from the bone marrow or the vein.

Side effects/risks of JAK 2 Mutation Analysis

The side effects of JAK 2 Mutation Analysis include

  • Pricking from the needle, which can cause infections in rare cases.
  • Soreness at the point of puncture.

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