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Hemochromatosis Hereditary

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic MDLBL

MDL Test Name Prompt: HFE
Specimen Requirements Adults:
3 x 4 mL (or 2 x 6 mL) lavender top EDTA tube - whole blood

Pediatric:
2 x 3 mL tubes

Infants:
2 to 3 mL

Newborns:

1 mL
Specimen Handling

DO NOT centrifuge or separate specimen. DO NOT freeze.

Transport specimen, along with copy of Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Requisition (http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/frm-18522.pdf ), at room temperature without delay. Specimen must arrive at ACH before noon on Friday. Specimens collected after noon Fridays and over the weekend can be stored in a refrigerator for shipment to the Molecular Diagnostic Lab on Monday mornings.

PSC:
Transport to DSC.

RRL:
Transport to ACH.

Additional Information  
Testing Location ACH Molecular Diagnostic Lab
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) HFE, C282
Reference Interval