Factor 5 (V) Leiden Test

Mutation Analysis


Test Code: 511154
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Factor 5 (V) Leiden Test

The Factor V Leiden Test looks for a genetic mutation which is commonly associated with an increased risk of abnormal blood clots or thrombosis.  Factor V is a protein which plays an important role in hemostasis, the process by which the body stops bleeding when an injury occurs.  Factor V Leiden is an inherited mutation which may cause excessive clotting.  These irregular blood clots can block veins causing serious health concerns.  Factor V Leiden is the most common inherited clotting disorder, affecting 3-8% of people in the U.S.  However, not all people with the Factor V Leiden mutation will develop irregular blood clots.  About 10% of those affected will have one or more thrombotic episodes.  

This test is typically ordered when a person has had one or more unexplained blood clots, especially during pregnancy.  It may also be ordered as a preemptive screening for someone who has a family history of clotting disorders.

Turnaround for this test is typically 6-8 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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