Which procedures may be performed to evaluate patients with hemochromatosis?

Updated: Apr 03, 2017
  • Author: Andrea Duchini, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Answer

The following are procedures that may be used to assess patients with hemochromatosis:

  • Diagnostic endoscopy

  • Skin biopsy

  • Liver biopsy, with biochemical determination of hepatic iron concentration and calculation of the hepatic iron index and histologic evaluation with iron staining (Perls Prussian blue)


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