Prothrombin Gene Mutation (Factor II)
Collect lavender EDTA, send whole blood room temp. Minimum 3 mL.
Alternate sample: yellow top ACD or LabCorp buccal swab kit
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR); restriction enzyme digestion
Room temp: 5 days, Refrigerated/Frozen: Unacceptable
Contributes to the risk assessment for venous thromboembolis thromboembolism (VTE) to better inform decisions regarding treatment and clinical management decisions of patients with relevant personal history of VTE and potential preventative care for patients with significant family history of VTE.