JAK2V617F Mutation Analysis, Qualitative

CPT: 81270
Print Share

Test Details


  • JAK2 V617F (Exon 14 Mutation)
  • Janus Kinase 2V617F Mutation Detection


The JAK2V617F (exon 14) mutation analysis can be used in conjunction with bone marrow histology and cytogenetic analysis to assist in the diagnosis of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). The JAK2V617F mutation is found in almost all patients with polycythemia vera (PV) and in nearly one- half of those with idiopathic myelofibrosis (IMF) and with essential thrombocythemia (ET). The V617F mutation has also been detected, although infrequently, in other myeloid disorders, such as chronic myelomonocytic leukemia and chronic neutrophilic leukemia.


This analysis will only detect the nucleotide change encoding the V617F mutation within JAK2. Other mutations within the JAK2 gene will not be detected by this analysis. This assay has a sensitivity of approximately 5% for the detection of cells containing the JAK2 mutation within a background of nonmutant cells. A negative result does not exclude the presence of a chronic myeloproliferative disorder or other neoplastic process.


Allele-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR); capillary electrophoresis

Specimen Requirements


Whole blood, bone marrow or cell pellet


3 to 5 mL whole blood or 1 to 2 mL bone marrow

Minimum Volume

3 mL whole blood or 1 mL bone marrow


Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or green-top (sodium heparin) tube

Storage Instructions

Ship specimen at room temperature. Specimen should arrive in the laboratory within 48 hours of collection. If specimen is to be stored prior to shipment, store at 2°C to 8°C. Indicate date and time of collection on the test request form.

Causes for Rejection

Specimen does not meet collection criteria; frozen whole blood, marrow, or cell pellet; leaking tube; clotted blood or marrow; grossly hemolyzed specimen or otherwise visibly degraded; contamination by another specimen; specimens containing suspicious foreign material

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

Please direct any questions regarding this test to customer service at 800-345-4363.


Baxter E, Scott LM, Campbell PJ, et al. Acquired mutation of the tyrosine kinase JAK2 in human myeloproliferative disorders. Lancet. 2005; 365(9464):1054-1061; erratum: Lancet. 2005; 366(9480):122.
James C, Ugo V, LeCouedic JP, et al. A unique clonal JAK2 mutation leading to constitutive signaling causes polycythaemia vera. Nature. 2005; 434(7037):1144-1148.
Jones AV, Kreil S, Zoi K, et al. Widespread occurrence of the JAK2 V617F mutation in chronic myeloproliferative disorders. Blood. 2005; 106(6):2162-2168.
Kralovics R, Passamonti F, Buser AS, et al. A gain-of-function mutation of JAK2 in myeloproliferative disorders. N Engl J Med. 2005; 352(17):1779-1790.
Tefferi A, Gilliland DG. The JAK2V617F tyrosine kinase mutation in myeloproliferative disorders: Status report and immediate implications for disease classification and diagnosis. Mayo Clin Proc. 2005; 80(7):947-958 (review).


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
489200 JAK2 Mutation Analysis, Qual 489201 JAK2 V617F mutation detection 43399-5
489200 JAK2 Mutation Analysis, Qual 489347 Background: 77202-0
489200 JAK2 Mutation Analysis, Qual 489204 Director Review: 72486-4

For Providers

Please login to order a test.


© 2018  Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings and Lexi-Comp Inc. All Rights Reserved.

CPT Statement/Profile Statement

The LOINC® codes are copyright © 1994-2018, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Committee. Permission is granted in perpetuity, without payment of license fees or royalties, to use, copy, or distribute the LOINC® codes for any commercial or non-commercial purpose, subject to the terms under the license agreement found at https://loinc.org/license/. Additional information regarding LOINC® codes can be found at LOINC.org, including the LOINC Manual, which can be downloaded at LOINC.org/downloads/files/LOINCManual.pdf