Haemochromatosis

Hereditary haemochromatosis is a common genetic disorder of iron metabolism. It results in a progressive accumulation of iron in various organs, such as liver, heart and pancreas. Common complications include liver cirrhosis, diabetes, arthritis or cardiomyopathies. Premature death due to liver cancer or organ  failure may occur if the condition is left untreated. Early diagnosis is of paramount importance, as it allows for simple and effective treatment (therapeuticbleeding) and a virtually normal life for affected individuals. Classical or type 1 haemochromatosis is caused by mutations in the HFE gene.
 
SpecimenRequirements - 2 ml of peripheral blood collected in an EDTA (lavender top) vacutainer tube.

Transport  - the specimen should be refrigerated (for 1or 2 days) and shipped at room temperature. 

Reporting time - 10-15 days 

(DNA test for 3 most common HFE mutations: H63D, S65C, C282Y.Cost – 30 000 AMD 

For further information please contact:
Tel.: (+374 10) 544367
Fax: (+374 10) 544366
E-mail: infocmg@genetics.sci.am

Price: 30 000 AMD