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The Canadian Hemochromatosis Society can provide newly-diagnosed hemochromatosis patients with information packages on the disorder, effective treatment, etc.
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 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website contains comprehensive information on hemochromatosis for health care professionals.
The BC Government's Ministry of Health web site outlines clinician hemochromatosis testing guidelines and protocols (Adobe PDF).
The Foundation for Medical Practice Education and McMaster University developed an education module on hereditary hemochromatosis (Adobe PDF).
See also a listing of Research Publications.