Prothrombin genotype


Testing for the prothrombin G20210A variant.

For the investigation of patients with unexplained venous thromboembolism (VTE) or those with a family history of the prothrombin G20210A variant. Testing in minors is not indicated without prior consultation with Regional Clinical Genetics Service.

NOTE: Inappropriate requests for genetic tests may be rejected by the laboratory. Please provide as much relevant clinical detailĀ as possible. Rejected samples will be stored in the laboratory for two months.

For more information please contact Dr Chris Duff, Consultant Clinical Scientist.

Other Comments:

See also: Factor V Leiden

Prothrombin genotype - Lab Tests Online

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry


  • EDTA (purple top)

Dedicated sample required.
Minimum volume 3ml.

Please ensure sample reaches the laboratory within 72 hours.

Add-on requests are not possible for this test.

Turnaround Time:

4 - 6 weeks