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Polycythemia Vera

Polycythemia Vera - Diagnosis

​To make a diagnosis of polycythaemia vera, patients will require blood tests including a full blood count and tests for the mutations (gene alterations) found with MPN. The gene alteration usually associated with polycythaemia vera is the Jak2 V617F or Exon12 mutation. 

Patients may need a bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy, as well as additional tests to exclude other causes of elevated blood counts.

Polycythemia Vera - Preparing for surgery

Polycythemia Vera - Post-surgery care