It's official. I'm a mutant. Genetic testing came back positive for Factor V Leiden. Factor V Leiden is an inherited disorder the causes my blood to clot 3 to 8 times easier than "normal" humans (pussies). I have the less severe form of the disorder. My genetic testing indicated that I am heterozygous for the defective gene. The genetic information from one of my parents has the defect. I must have inherited it from my father. He has had blood clots in the past.
***5% of the caucasian population and 1 1/2 % of the african american population are afflicted
***heterozygotes (one defective gene) are 3 to 8 times more likely to form clots
***homozygotes (both genes are defective) are 30 to 140 times more likely to form clots
***most individuals with the disorder are unaware they have it until a blood clot forms
***The disorder is a result of one nucleotide base error (#1691) on the Factor V gene. Guanine is misplaced by Adenine which results in an incorrect amino acid. The incorrect amino acid prevents the complex chain of events from occurring resulting in hypercoagulation (excessive clotting).
***Treatment is indefinite anti-coagulation therapy (blood thinners)
***vitamin K is involved in clotting
So, I guess I'll have to give up on my cage fighting dream. Sigh