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Genetic Testing: Haemochromatosis/HFE Gene

Alias: HFE

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Genetic testing for hereditary haemochromatosis. Please note first line testing for those without any family history is Ferritin and Iron Saturation, if high, HFE gene testing may be indicated. If there is a family history please clearly state this in the clinical details.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Lilac Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
1ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
None.
Maximum add on time
No add-ons.
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Written report
UKAS number
8092
UKAS accredited test?
Yes

If you have any queries about a test or results interpretation please contact us.

Last updated: 12-06-2024