Also known as: Activated protein C resistance; APC resistance; Factor V R506Q; PT G20210A; Factor II 20210
Formal name: Factor V Leiden mutation; Prothrombin 20210 mutation
Related tests: Antithrombin; Protein C and Protein S; Homocysteine; Methylene tetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR); Factor V R2 A4070G mutation
Why should I do it?
To determine whether you have an inherited gene mutation that increases your risk of developing deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and/or venous thromboembolism (VTE)
When should I do it?
When you have had an unexplained blood clot (thrombotic episode), especially when you are less than 50 years old, have recurrent DVT/VTE episodes, or have a strong family history of thrombosis.
What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?