JAK2 mutation detection (Polycythaemia vera)


V617F only. Qualitiative allelic discrimination with a sensitvity of approximately 10%

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Additional information

Myeloproliferative Disorders (MPD) are clonal disorders of haematopoietic progenitors. The G1849T base substitution occurs in exon 14 of the tyrosine kinase JAK2 gene and results in the V617F mutation. This mutation has been observed in up to 98% of patients with PV aqnd is a valuable genetic marker on BCR-ABL negative disorders.

Sending address

Paediatric Malignancy Unit Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children Level 2, Camelia Botnar Laboratories Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3JH

Laboratory service

Paediatric Malignancy Unit

Sample requirements

5 mls EDTA peripheral blood or bone marrow

Reference range

Not applicable

Turnaround time

7-10 working days

Disease / group

Polycythaemia vera


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Paediatric Malignancy Unit

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