Ordering Recommendation

Use when a diagnosis of polycythemia vera (PV) is suspected.


Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR)/Polymerase Chain Reaction




3-12 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Whole blood or bone marrow: Lavender (EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Whole Blood: Do not freeze. Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Bone Marrow:
Do not freeze. Transport 3 mL bone marrow. (Min: 1 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Plasma, serum, FFPE tissue blocks/slides, or fresh or frozen tissue. Specimens collected in anticoagulants other than EDTA. Clotted or grossly hemolyzed specimens.


Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

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.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


If JAK2 QUAL is reported as "Not Detected" then JAK2 Exon 12 Mutation Analysis will be added. Additional charges apply.

Hotline History


CPT Codes

81270; if reflexed, add 81279


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3004047 JAK2 QUAL, Source 31208-2
3004048 JAK2 QUAL Mutation by PCR 43399-5
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JAK2 (V617F) Mutation by ddPCR, Qualitative with Reflex to JAK2 Exon 12 Mutation Analysis by PCR