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Haemochromatosis

Haemochromatosis is a disorder of iron metabolism characterised by excessive absorption of ingested iron. It can, if not controlled lead to saturation of iron binding protein, and deposition of haemosidrin in tissues causing a risk of damage to liver, pancreas and skin, joints, cardiac and endocrine problems.  There are many other causes of iron overload but the most common of these is HFE-related (type 1) Hereditary Haemochromatosis (HH) which this website page will focus on.

Reflex testing for HFE-related HH in the Molecular Laboratory Service, what does it mean.

Interpreting the genetic test results for HFE-related hereditary haemochromatosis.

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