Distribution of transferrin saturation in an Australian population: relevance to the early diagnosis of hemochromatosis.

@article{McLaren1998DistributionOT,
  title={Distribution of transferrin saturation in an Australian population: relevance to the early diagnosis of hemochromatosis.},
  author={Christine E. McLaren and Geoffrey J. McLachlan and June W. Halliday and Sonja I. Webb and Barbara A. Leggett and Elizabeth C. Jazwinska and Darrell H G Crawford and Victor R Gordeuk and Gordon D. McLaren and Lawrie William Powell},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1998},
  volume={114 3},
  pages={543-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS An elevated transferrin saturation is the earliest phenotypic abnormality in hereditary hemochromatosis. Determination of transferrin saturation remains the most useful noninvasive screening test for affected individuals, but there is debate as to the appropriate screening level. The aims of this study were to estimate the mean transferrin saturation in hemochromatosis heterozygotes and normal individuals and to evaluate potential transferrin saturation screening levels… CONTINUE READING

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