Detection of two point mutations in the human HH gene; C to Y amino acid change at position 282 and H to D amino acid change at position 63. These mutations are associated with iron accumulation and subsequent damage to organs.
This is a genetic test and needs only to be performed once in a lifetime.
Only one (1) tube needs to be drawn for any combination of the following tests:
Questions? Call the Molecular Diagnostics Lab at (612) 863-4475.
Submit sample in original collection tube, unspun
Lavender (EDTA), 4mL
Lt blue Sodium citrate (NaCit)
Yellow ACD (A or B)
Hospital clients submitting a request for this assay on an outpatient with Medicare should complete and submit a Molecular Medical billing request form along with the sample.
Refrigerated - OK
PCR & RFLP analysis by gel electrophoresis