Clinical utility gene card for: familial polycythaemia vera

Hussein, Kais; Granot, Galit; Shpilberg, Ofer; Kreipe, Hans
June 2013
European Journal of Human Genetics;Jun2013, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p1
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the genetic aspect of familial polycythaemia vera (PV). It mentions that to diagnose the genetic aspect of PV, there is a need for the conduct of the JAK2 mutation analysis but prenatal testing is not indicative of familial PV. It also cites several indications to which proper diagnosis of familial PV, which include true erythrocytosis, thromboembolic complications and familial lineage.


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