Ordering Recommendation

Order to detect prothrombin c.*97G>A (G20210A) pathogenic variant.


Polymerase Chain Reaction/Fluorescence Monitoring




2-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or yellow (ACD Solution A or B).

Specimen Preparation

Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Plasma or serum; collection of specimen in sodium heparin tubes. Frozen specimens in glass collection tubes.


Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

Background Information for Prothrombin (F2) c.*97G>A (G20210A) Pathogenic Variant:
Characteristics: The Factor II, c.*97G>A (G20210A) pathogenic variant is a common genetic risk factor for venous thrombosis associated with elevated prothrombin levels leading to increased rates of thrombin generation and excessive growth of fibrin clots. The expression of Factor II thrombophilia is impacted by coexisting genetic thrombophilic disorders, acquired thrombophilic disorders (eg, malignancy, hyperhomocysteinemia, high factor VIII levels), and circumstances including: pregnancy, oral contraceptive use, hormone replacement therapy, selective estrogen receptor modulators, travel, central venous catheters, surgery, and organ transplantation.
Incidence: Approximately 2 percent of Caucasians and 0.3 percent of African Americans are heterozygous; homozygosity occurs in 1 in 10,000 individuals.
Inheritance: Incomplete autosomal dominant.
Penetrance: The risk of thrombosis is increased 2-4 fold for heterozygotes and further increased for homozygotes.
Cause: Homozygosity or heterozygosity for F2 c.*97G>A (G20210A).
Pathogenic Variant Tested: F2 c.*97G>A (G20210A).
Clinical Sensitivity for Venous Thrombosis: Approximately 10 percent.
Methodology: Polymerase chain reaction and fluorescence monitoring.
Analytical Sensitivity and Specificity: 99 percent.
Limitations: Diagnostic errors can occur due to rare sequence variations. F2 gene variants, other than c.*97G>A (G20210A), will not be detected.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


Hotline History


CPT Codes



Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0056060 Prothrombin (F2) G20210A Variant 24475-6
2001334 PT PCR Specimen 31208-2
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Prothrombin (F2) c.*97G>A (G20210A) Pathogenic Variant