Approximately 1 in 7 people suffers from thrombophilia. The MyThrombogene® gene test examines the presence of specific mutations in genes that have been shown to be associated with thrombophilia and significantly increase the risk of thrombosis.

When should you be screened for thrombophilia?
  • If you are a first-degree relative of someone with high-risk thrombophilia.
  • If you are pregnant and have had a blood clot in the past.
  • If you have a family history of venous thrombosis.
  • If you have any specific blood test results – such as an unexplained prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) or an abnormal result on a certain type of blood clotting test.
  • If you develop a venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
  • If you experience repeated episodes of venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism or inflammation of the veins (thrombophlebitis).
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Blood clot in an unusual part of the body. (eg abdomen)

Thrombosis usually occurs after the age of 40 and after exposure to various risk factors, but there is the possibility that it is also inherited.

It is due to the incorrect action of the factors of the hemostasis regulation mechanism.

In case there is a genetic predisposition, we have a correspondingly higher chance of clot formation after exposure to specific risk factors.

The test is performed on 1 vial of EDTA blood or a saliva sample.


Risk Factors for Thrombosis Incidence

  • Age, especially over 40
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Due to chronic conditions, such as heart failure
  • Hormone replacement therapy or taking birth control pills
  • Cancer or diabetes diagnosis

Pregnancy & Thrombophilia

Pregnancy is a naturally thrombogenic state of the body.

Some pregnancy complications have been associated with the occurrence of blood clots in people with a genetic predisposition to thrombophilia. These complications are most often the result of the genetic factors that the person carries in combination with the risk factor to which they are exposed, which in this case is pregnancy.

Women who carry one or more genetic predisposition factors for thrombophilia do not necessarily develop a complication during their pregnancy, they just run a higher degree of risk.

Many gynecologists and obstetricians urge expectant mothers to undergo molecular thrombophilia screening, as knowledge can prevent a possible pregnancy complication with proper surveillance.

How to order the test?

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*To complete the test, you are required to complete and send the Consent form that you will find on the link below.

If you want to send us your sample, please contact us in order to arrange all procedures.

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