Factor XI Mutation
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What is Factor XI Mutation?
The Factor XI mutation test is performed to determine the presence of a genetic mutation in the coagulation factor XI gene which increases the risk of a bleeding disorder due to unnatural coagulation of blood.
Why is Factor XI Mutation done?
- When symptoms of bleeding disorder appear including excessive unexplained bleeding or excessive blood clotting
- When abnormal results appear in screening tests for coagulation factors
- For patients who have a family history of being diagnosed by a bleeding disorder