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See the Chapters section of this site for information on regularly-scheduled group meetings sponsored by the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society.
Hereditary hemochromatosis is caused by defects in a gene called HFE. DNA testing can confirm the presence of the three mutations which are known to cause hemochromatosis: C282Y, H63D and S65C. DNA testing can be done to find out if your family may be at risk.
A confidential HFE genetic testing using buccal (mouth) swab collection is available through Genetrack Biolabs at www.hemochromatosisdna.com.
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The on-line forums area of the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society web site is a place where individuals can share experiences, provide advice, and ask questions about hemochromatosis.
Users are requested to create an account to post items to the forums. Account creation is an easy self-serve process where individuals create a username and password.