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Factor-V Leiden Mutation

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What is Factor-V Leiden Mutation?

The Factor V Leiden Mutation test is performed to determine the presence of a genetic mutation which enhances the risk of formation of a blood clot even within the blood vessels.

Why is Factor-V Leiden Mutation done?

  1. After appearance of an inexplicable blood clotting especially in those younger than 50 years of age
  2. To determine whether you have an inherited gene mutation that increases your risk of developing a blood clot
  3. If the patient has had repeated Deep Venous Thrombosis or Venous Thromboembolism, or has had these conditions even once during pregnancy
  4. To screen those who have a family history of blood clotting inside blood vessels or thrombosis




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