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Screening Tests for Hemochromatosis

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Hemochromatosis is inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder that is relatively common in White Americans. About 10% of White Americans carrying the gene, but most are heterozygotes. Homozygotes are infrequent (about 0.3-0.5% of Americans). Transferrin saturation is the recommended screening test for hemochromatosis.

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