Also known as: Janus Kinase 2
Formal name: JAK2 V617F; JAK2 exon 12 and 13
Related tests: Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy, Erythropoietin, CBC, MPL (Myeloproliferative leukemia) mutation
Why should I do it?
To help diagnose myeloproliferative disorders (MPDs)
When should I do it?
When your doctor suspects that you may have polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, or primary myelofibrosis
What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?