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This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for hemochromatosis.
Summary of Screening Recommendations / Supporting Documents
Summary of Screening Recommendations
- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against routine genetic screening for hereditary hemochromatosis in the asymptomatic general population.
Grade: D Recommendation.
Supporting DocumentsScreening for Hemochromatosis, August 2006
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 210 KB; PDF Help)
Supporting Article (PDF File, 435 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 1.5 MB; PDF Help)
Current as of August 2006
Screening for Hemochromatosis, Topic Page. August 2006. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshemoch.htm