Implementation of HaemScreen, a workplace-based genetic screening program for hemochromatosis.

@article{Nisselle2004ImplementationOH,
  title={Implementation of HaemScreen, a workplace-based genetic screening program for hemochromatosis.},
  author={Amy Nisselle and Martin B. Delatycki and Virginiam Collins and Samantha Metcalfe and Mary Anne Aitken and Desir{\'e}e du Sart and John Halliday and Ivan Macciocca and Amanda Wakefield and Valerie Hill and Alexandra A. Gason and Bud Warner and Vittoria Calabr{\'o} and Robert Williamson and Kara J. Allen},
  journal={Clinical genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={65 5},
  pages={
          358-67
        }
}
There is debate as to whether community genetic screening for the mutation(s) causing hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) should be implemented, due to issues including disease penetrance, health economic outcomes, and concerns about community acceptance. Hemochromatosis is a common preventable iron overload disease, due in over 90% of cases to C282Y homozygosity in the HFE gene. We are, therefore, piloting C282Y screening to assess understanding of genetic information and screening acceptability… CONTINUE READING
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