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Alternate Test Names:
Janus Kinase 2, JAK2 V617F
This real time PCR test detects the exon 14 JAK2 V617F mutation, which is identified in the great majority of polycythemia vera (PV) cases as well as in other non-CML myeoloproliferative disorders. The JAK2 V617F mutation causes a constitutive activation of the JAK2 tyrosine kinase, which is believed to confer erythropoietin hypersensitivity and erythropoietin-independent survival of the myeloid stem cell. Additionally, these diseases may also transform into acute myeloid leukemia. Thus, detection of the JAK2 (V617F) mutation provides important confirmation of non-CML MPD.
Type: Real-Time PCR, Qualitative
CPT Code(s): 81270; 88381 may apply (reference only; CPTs may vary)
Turnaround Time: Within 4-8 business days of receipt
• Peripheral blood, Preferred: 5 ml in EDTA (purple top) / Acceptable: 5 ml in sodium heparin (green top) - OR -
• Bone marrow aspirate, Preferred: 1-2 ml in EDTA (purple top) / Acceptable: 1-2 ml in sodium heparin (green top) - OR -
• Fresh tissue in RPMI - OR -
• Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue (FFPE)