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Test Code: HFE Preferred Name Haemachromatosis genotyping

No
N/A
1 week
1 week
Medicare Item with conditions - see General notes
N/A

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Blood (adult)3 mLEDTA 3 mL whole blood (Lavender top)
Blood (paediatric)3 mLEDTA 3 mL whole blood (Lavender top)
Blood (neonatal)1 mL2x EDTA 500 uL Microtainer (Lavender Top)

COLLECTION NOTES

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GENERAL NOTES

Medicare Benefits are payable only if:
a) the patient has an elevated transferrin saturation or elevated ferritin on testing of repeated speimens; or
b) the patient has a first degree relative with haemochromatosis; or
c) the patient has a first degree relative with homozygosity for the C282Y genetic mutation, or with compound heterozygosity for recognised genetic mutations for haemochromatosis.

If criteria is not met patient will be billed $36.45


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