How is haemochromatosis diagnosed?
Haemochromatosis can be diagnosed from a blood test which specifically measures the following: the transferrin saturation (the amount of iron attached to transferrin, a blood protein) and serum ferritin (which indicates overall iron levels in the body). If the levels appear higher than normal, a genetic test can be performed to identify if you are carrying the mutations C282Y and/or H63D in the HFE gene.
Author: Bow Tauro
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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