Activated protein C resistance blood test is used to determine whether you have an inherited gene mutation that increases your risk of developing a blood clot, including a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and/or venous thromboembolism (VTE).
A high activated protein C resistance blood test value may indicate activated protein C resistance disorder in which clotting factors are resistant to deactivation by activated protein C.
Besides, Factor V Leiden is examined in the test. Factor V Leiden is a mutation of one of the clotting factors in the blood. This mutation can increase your chance of developing abnormal blood clots, most commonly in your legs or lungs.
- One copy of the Factor V Leiden found in blood may indicate 4 to 8 times the risk of developing a blood clot.
- Two copies of the Factor V Leiden mutation found in blood may indicate 80 times the risk of developing a blood clot.
Keywords: Activated Protein C Resistance; Factor V Leiden