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Screening for genetic haemochromatosis in blood samples with raised alanine aminotranferase

M Bhavani, D Lioyd, A Bhattacharyya, J Marples, P Elton, M Worwood

In the UK approximately 1 in 140 people are homozygous for the C282Y mutuation of the HFE gene and are at risk from iron overload caused by genetic haemochromatosis (GH). Early detection can prevent organ damage secondary to iron deposition and increase life expectancy.