Prothrombin G20210A mutation

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Prothrombin G20210A mutation, which causes increased prothrombin levels in the peripheral blood, constitutes the second most common risk factor of venous thrombosis. Approximately 3% of the general population carries the Prothrombin G20210A mutation, whereas it is detected in 6-8% of patients with venous thrombosis episodes.

Method

The analysis is carried out using ARMS-PCR for the detection of Prothrombin G20210A mutation.

Sample type: Peripheral blood in EDTA

Time to result: 1 week