JAK-2 Mutation occurs due to the improper functioning of the gene JAK-2, which ultimately results in bone marrow diseases.
What is the JAK-2 Mutation test?
JAK-2 Mutation is a condition in which the JAK-2 gene guides the cells to produce the JAK-2 protein. The JAK-2 protein
- Facilitates cell growth and division.
- Controls the blood cell production in the bone marrow.
The JAK-2 gene is finally responsible for subsequent disorders of the bone marrow.
Why is the JAK-2 Mutation test suggested?
JAK-2 Mutation is suggested in the following cases:
- If the medical practitioner suspects the presence of a bone marrow disorder such as polycythemia vera, thrombocythemia, or primary myelofibrosis.
- If myeloproliferative neoplasms are also detected in the test for JAK-2.
How is the JAK-2 Mutation test performed?
JAK-2 Mutation is performed in the following steps:
- The patient’s blood sample is collected either from his bone marrow or from the vein.
- The sample is sent to the lab for the detection of the gene JAK2.
What are the parameters measured in JAK-2 Mutation?
The parameters measured in JAK-2 Mutation include the Janus Kinase 2 gene.
Preparation before performing JAK-2 Mutation
There are no specific preparations for JAK-2 Mutation.
Post-care after JAK-2 Mutation
Post-care for JAK-2 Mutation is:
- The patient can follow-up with the doctor to weigh the treatment options.
Sample types in JAK-2 Mutation
A sample of JAK-2 Mutation is drawn from the bone marrow or the vein of the patient.
Side effects/risks of JAK-2 Mutation
Side effects of JAK-2 Mutation include the possibility of temporary soreness and bruising due to the needle prick.