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Hemochromatosis (HFE Gene Analysis)

Test Name

Hemochromatosis (HFE Gene Analysis)

Lavender Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 2 Lavenders (EDTA)

Minimum Volume = 5mL Whole Blood

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect in Lavender (Purple EDTA) top. Analysis includes testing of the C282Y and H63D variants. The sample can be collected Monday to Friday. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Special Instructions The specimen should be shipped on a Monday to friday so that the Laboratory will receive the specimen within 24-72 hours after collection. Ship at room temperature. If there is a delay in the shipping of specimen (i.e.>48 hours), the sample should be placed in the refrigerator and shipped to Laboratory on ice

Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity samples will be rejected. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw.

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 24 - 48hours, refrigerated for 5 Days.

Transportation: Send sample on room temperature to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

2 - 8 Weeks

Test Utilization

Reference Value

See Interpretative Report

Test Code




Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROUHNT06)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2020