JAK2 Mutation

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Also known as: Janus Kinase 2
Formal name: JAK2 V617F; JAK2 Exon 12 Mutation
Related tests: Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy, Erythropoietin, Full Blood Count (FBC), Blood Film, Genetic Tests for Targeted Cancer Therapy, MPL (Myeloproliferative Leukaemia) Mutation, Chromosome Analysis

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose bone marrow disorders characterised by overproduction of one or more types of blood cells known as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs)

When to Get Tested?

When your doctor suspects that you may have a bone marrow disorder, including polycythaemia vera, essential thrombocythaemia, or primary myelofibrosis

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm; sometimes a sample of bone marrow

Test Preparation Needed?

None