JAK2 V617F mutation detection
Containers - Adult
Red Cap Tube EDTA KE 2.7ml
Additive per Container
Old Dalkeith Road
Specimens should be kept at room temperature and sent directly to the laboratory as soon as possible by first class post.
Sample storage arrangements
Specimens must NOT be frozen. If a delay in sending a specimen is unavoidable it must be refrigerated overnight.
How to request
Request form/ TRAK request.
Test not available during restricted service.
What happens if the result is positive or abnormal
Genetic results will not be telephoned. They can be emailed if secure addresses are verified.
This test is accredited to ISO 15189:2012
General additional information
The presence of the JAK2 V617F mutation is associated with myeloproliferative neoplasms, including polycythaemia vera, essential thrombocythaemia and myelofibrosis. This variant should not be present in normal individuals. See the relevant BCSH guidelines for further information.
Citrated anticoagulated venous blood or 150µl DNA may be sent instead of an EDTA specimen