Hereditary Hemochromatosis DNA Mutation Analysis – Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH) is an inherited disorder wherein the body accumulates excess iron. This test establishes HH diagnosis in individuals with abnormal iron study results and identifies at-risk family members.
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Fluorescent Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism
Specimen Requirements: 2 lavender-top (EDTA) tubes (minimum: 3.0 mL of EDTA) whole blood. Store specimen at room temperature after collection.
NOTE: Royal blue-top (EDTA whole blood) is also acceptable.
Analytical Time: 4 days
Days Set Up: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday