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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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See the Chapters section of this site for information on regularly-scheduled group meetings sponsored by the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society.
Iron Filings, the bi-annual newsletter of the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society, is available on-line.
Information packages are available for newly-diagnosed hemochromatosis patients and their families and for medical professionals.
A directory of Canadian, International, and partner organization contacts.
Find books on hemochromatosis and related disorders.
A listing of key scholarly and medical research into hemochromatosis.
Other useful hemochromatosis-related links.