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Diagnosis and testing for hemochromatosis

DirectLabs and Hemochromatosis Lab Testing

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Discount Lab Testing for Hemochromatosis Accurate, confidential, and inexpensive lab testing service is available from DirectLabs®, complete with the most important markers for hemochromatosis! Monitor your iron levels, check your genetics, and pay pre-negotiated discounted rates. START HERE The Importance of Lab Testing in Hemochromatosis Hemochromatosis testing is essential for many reasons. We hear from …

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Brain Iron Levels

Brain Iron Levels in Hemochromatosis

Ferritin Level May Predict Progression in Alzheimer’s An article published January 17, 2017 on the medical website Medscape caught my attention regarding the potential consequences of prolonged iron overload. The article referenced a study entitled, “Association of Cerebrospinal Fluid Ferritin Level With Preclinical Cognitive Decline in APOE-ε4 Carriers“. While the article did not refer to …

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Hemochromatosis Lab Tests

Hemochromatosis Lab Tests

Benefits of Lab Testing in Hemochromatosis Awareness is essential for iron overload. Hundreds of thousands of people carry the genetics associated with hereditary hemochromatosis, yet many have no idea. Some estimates show 1 in 9 people of Northern European descent is a carrier of the genetic mutation that can cause this disease. Entire families may …

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Transferrin Saturation

Transferrin Saturation in Hemochromatosis

Transferrin Saturation in Hemochromatosis In hemochromatosis, an important lab marker is the transferrin saturation percentage. Because the body is constantly absorbing more iron from food than it needs to, there is a constant influx of iron into the blood. Transferrin attempts to keep up with this excess by rapidly binding and transporting iron to the …

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Ferritin Level

Ferritin Level in Hemochromatosis

Ferritin in Hemochromatosis Ferritin is often called the “storage” location for iron in the body. In someone without hemochromatosis, it is the second most common place where iron is found in the body (second only to hemoglobin) and provides a necessary role for providing a “savings account” for iron for times of famine or low-iron, …

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