Hemochromatosis DNA Test


The DNA Family Check Hemochromatosis DNA Test helps determine your risk of hereditary hemochromatosis, an often undiagnosed condition that can cause significant health problems if left untreated.

  • Detects the most common HFE gene mutations (C282Y, H63D & S65C) associated with hereditary hemochromatosis.
  • Simple, at-home sample collection with painless mouth swabs
  • Early detection can help you make informed health and lifestyle decisions.


Understand Your Risk of Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis is a hereditary condition where your body absorbs too much iron from food. This excess iron builds up, potentially damaging your organs. Common symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, and abdominal pain. Left untreated, it can lead to liver disease, heart problems, and diabetes.

Early Detection is Key

Many people with hemochromatosis don’t realize it. Symptoms are often subtle or mistaken for other conditions. But, early detection is crucial. If you have a family history of hemochromatosis, or are experiencing unexplained symptoms, it pays to know your risk.

How Does the Hemochromatosis DNA Test Work?

The DNA Family Check Hemochromatosis DNA Test identifies three mutations in the HFE gene linked to hemochromatosis:

  • C282Y: The primary mutation associated with severe symptoms of hemochromatosis, prevalent in approximately 85% of cases.
  • H63D & S65C: These mutations also contribute to hemochromatosis risk, albeit with generally milder symptoms compared to C282Y.

Hemochromatosis is inherited when you receive two mutated HFE genes, one from each parent. The highest risk is in those with two copies of the C282Y mutation. While not everyone with these genes will develop symptoms, other health factors can contribute to the condition.

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