Polycythemia Vera

JAK2 for diagnosis – pro

Lay Summary: JAK2 testing can now be performed for a diagnosis of a myeloproliferative disorder.  This is now an acceptable approach to diagnosing myeloproliferative disorders. In early 2005, several groups of investigators reported a somatic acquired point mutation in the JAK2 (Janus kinase 2) protein in the blood and bone marrow of patients with BCR/ABL-negative chronic myeloproliferative disorders. JAK2 is a tyrosine kinase which plays an important

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