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Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis

01/15/2009

Question:

How is a hemochromatosis test done & where do I get it done? I`ve had a blood test down to test iron. Results are Ferritin 56,Transferein saturation 39.4 Total iron 164,IBC is 414. Low and high results. I am a 46 year old woman. What does this test mean?

Answer:

The labs that you report appear to be normal with respect to our laboratory standards. If you are still curious about your genetic status, you could request a genetic assay for the hemochromatosis gene. That can be done through your physician, or, if you live close to Columbus, Ohio, through our system by contacting Daphne Lockett at 614-293-9441.

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Response by:

Mark   Wurster, MD Mark Wurster, MD
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University