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Test ID F5DNA Factor V Leiden (R506Q) Mutation, Blood

Ordering Guidance

This assay will only detect the F5 c.1601G>A; p.Arg534Gln (rs6025) variant associated with factor V Leiden thrombophilia. To detect other pathogenic alterations in the F5 gene of a patient with a laboratory diagnosis of coagulation factor V deficiency, order F5NGS / F5 Gene Next Generation Sequencing, Varies.


This assay will not will not detect alterations in individuals with activated protein C (APC)-resistance caused by mechanisms other than the F5:c.1601G>A, p.Arg534Gln variant. Coagulation-based activated protein C (APC)-resistance ratio (mixing with factor V-deficient plasma) is recommended as the initial screening assay for APC-resistance. Depending on the assay system, the APC-resistance ratio may be indeterminate for patients with a lupus anticoagulant or extremely high heparin levels. For more information, see APCRV / Activated Protein C Resistance V (APCRV), Plasma or APCRR / Activated Protein C Resistance V (APCRV), with Reflex to Factor V Leiden, Blood and Plasma.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: A previous bone marrow transplant from an allogenic donor will interfere with testing. Call 800-533-1710 for instructions for testing patients who have received a bone marrow transplant.


Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Yellow top (ACD solution B), light-blue top (sodium citrate)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.


1. New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. The following documents are available in Special Instructions:

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (T576)

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing-Spanish (T826)

2. Coagulation Patient Information (T675) in Special Instructions

Useful For

Patients with clinically suspected thrombophilia and:

1. Activated protein C (APC)-resistance either proven or suspected by a low or borderline APC-resistance ratio


2. A family history of factor V Leiden

Method Name

Direct Variant Analysis

Reporting Name

Factor V Leiden (R506Q) Mutation, B

Specimen Type

Whole blood

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole blood Ambient (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days
  Refrigerated  14 days

Reference Values


Day(s) Performed


Report Available

3 to 5 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information



LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
F5DNA Factor V Leiden (R506Q) Mutation, B 21668-9


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
21838 Factor V Leiden (R506Q) Mutation, B 21668-9
21839 F5DNA Interpretation 69049-5
21841 F5DNA Reviewed By 18771-6