Days Set Up
Monday - Thursday
Analytic Time

2 - 7 days

MiChart Code
JAK2 Exon 12 Mutation
Soft Order Code
EX12

Test Updated:

Synonyms

EXON12
JAK2 Exon 12 Mutation Detectio
EX12
MLABEL
Polycythemia Vera

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) with Capillary Electrophoresis

Test Usage

Mutations within exon 12 of the JAK2 gene occur in most cases of JAK2 V617F-mutation negative polycythemia vera. Testing for JAK2 exon 12 mutations may aid in the diagnosis of polycythemia vera, and is recommended in patients with JAK2 V617F-negative erythrocytosis. This test will qualitatively detect JAK2 exon 12 mutations in peripheral blood or bone marrow specimens with a sensitivity down to 2% mutant allele. This is a second order test and should be used only following a JAK2 V617F-negative result.

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Collect blood or bone marrow in a lavender top tube. Refrigerate and send intact blood or bone marrow specimen within 48 hours of collection. Fresh cell suspensions in RPMI should be refrigerated and sent, preferably within 48 hours. Frozen cell suspensions – preferably frozen with 1 hour of collection – may also be sent frozen on dry ice.

Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
5 mL EDTA (lavender) whole blood; 3 mL EDTA (lavender) bone marrow; Fresh/frozen cells in RPMI. Extracted DNA is also acceptable if extracted in a CLIA certified laboratory.
Minimum Volume
 

Billing Information

CPT Code
81403
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.