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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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The Canadian Hemochromatosis Society has developed detailed information about several aspects of the disorder, below. For a quick overview of hemochromatosis and the CHS, see the FAQs (frequently asked questions) section of this site.
A thorough explanation of the disorder and the development of symptoms.
A review of the hereditary complexity of hemochromatosis.
Symptomology of the disorder, and how to spot common signs of possible affliction.
Information on who should be tested, as well as common testing methods.
Graphical representations of possible inheritance.
Effective management of hemochromatosis and its effects.
Information on iron intake and other dietary issues.