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Have you been tested for genetic predisposition to hemochromatosis?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 27, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Is this done through one's doctor, or is there a more accurate genetic testing method that one's doctor might not be aware of?

Is there a lab out there that studies this particular genetic condition that also offers testing to the public?

I am not interested in being genetically tested for everything - just hemochromatosis. And I don't want to rely on iron tests, because they only indicate you have a problem after its developed.

I want to prevent hemochromatosis from developing if possible; I don't want to depend on giving blood as a lifelong therapy.

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on November 28, 2012
at 03:48 AM

23andme.com is probably cheaper than going to your doctor. I tested there and found out I don't carry the mutations.

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on November 28, 2012
at 01:30 AM

23andme.com includes this test. I'm a carrier.

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