FV Leiden screen PCR
FVL, 5 Leiden
Clinical / family history of thrombotic episodes
Please refer to Thrombophilia clinic or d/w Consultant
haematologist BEFORE making request.
It is strongly suggested to request a Thrombophilia screen
rather than this test in isolation even if investigating a known
family history of FV Leiden.
Please note that this test will not be performed unless an
Activated Protein C Resistance screen has been requested/performed
or is not possible (such as during oral anticoagulant therapy).
Request via ICE
Mon - Fri 9AM to 4PM
Genetic testing will only be performed on one occasion.
Patient should be bled with minimal stasis
2-3 weeks (sent externally)
Fresh citrated Blood (within 2 hours of collection)
4.5 ml blue citrated blood
4.5 ml blue citrated bottles
Clean venepuncture; sample transported to laboratory immediately
Causes for Rejection
Underfilled, clotted or haemolysed samples
See patient test report