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Polycythemia vera. Elevated ff-rbc, hematocrit, platelet, BP. Is JAK2 test required, mortality rate?

hi.thanks in advce for this husband was diagnose without series of test.he was told that he has a polycythemia vera .the elevated are the ff- rbc ,hematocrit, platelet .do we need to undergo jak2 test? his cbc peripheral are the onset around january these year there is headache,and elevated BP-,and slightly elevated spleen .his 36years of age. how high is the mortality with type of disease.please enlightened me with sorry i dont have any available cash on hand.
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JAK2 test is essential for diagnosis of polycythemia vera, as raised Hct, RBC, Platelets etc can also occur in other myeloprolifative disorders or sometimes in secondary polycythemia.
Mortality occurs generally due to complications like thrombosis, haemorrhages, myelofibrosis or progression to acute leukmia. According to one study, the rate was 3.7/100
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