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Factor V Mutation (Leiden)

Test Name:Factor V Mutation (Leiden)
Epic Order Code:LAB346
CPT Code:81241  
Specimen(s) Type:Whole Blood; 3 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Top is purple (lavender).
Testing Schedule:Monday-Friday
Turn Around Time:3-5 days
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab immediately, store and transport at 2-8° C. Do not centrifuge. Specimen must be received in lab within 7 days.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:Negative
Additional Information:Detects Factor V Leiden Mutation, which is a risk factor for venous thrombosis and has been associated with strokes in young adults.