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Prothrombin Gene Mutation

Alternate Names
G20210A, PGM, PTG
Ordering Information

To order, use the Molecular Haematology Request form (pricing included): Molecular Haematology Test Request Form V7

Laboratory
Molecular Diagnostics - Genetics
Specimen
Blood
Container
EDTA (purple)
Additional Collection Instructions

The specimen must be received in Austin Pathology within 72 hrs of collection.

Please collect a separate dedicated 1 x 4mL EDTA tube unless Prothrombin Gene Mutation and/or Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) are also requested.

Prothrombin Gene Mutation, Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) and/or Factor V leiden testing can be performed on the same 1 x 4mL EDTA tube.

A citrate tube is not acceptable.

Minimum Adult Volume
4mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Notes

The specimen must be received in Austin Pathology within 72 hrs of collection.

Please collect a separate dedicated 1 x 4mL EDTA tube unless Prothrombin Gene Mutation and/or Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) are also requested.

Prothrombin Gene Mutation, Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) and/or Factor V leiden testing can be performed on the same 1 x 4mL EDTA tube.

A citrate tube is not acceptable.

Frequency
Once a week
Reference Interval

Not detected

Test Code
APTG
Storage Instructions
Store frozen at -20 deg C
Additional (Storage) Instructions

Store samples in the Molecular Diagnostics bucket in the walk-in freezer.