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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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Information packages are available to newly-diagnosed hemochromatosis patients and their families, for medical professionals, and for anyone who wants to pass information about HHC on to members of their community. Please contact us for more information.
Adobe PDF versions of hemochromatosis FAQs and information about the disorder are also available on this site:
The BC Government's website outlines clinician hemochromatosis testing guidelines and protocols (Adobe PDF).