Would you like to help with a haemochromatosis research study?
The HFE Fibrosis Study team, a Melbourne based research study team are recruiting volunteers to take part in a study to validate the use of non-invasive tests for liver fibrosis in people who have genetic haemochromatosis and high levels of serum ferritin.
If you have haemochromatosis
• with two copies of the C282Y gene change and
• have a current serum ferritin of more than 1000μg/L,
• are over 18 years of age
the team need your help to validate the use of non-invasive liver fibrosis markers such as blood tests and a type of liver ultrasound called transient elastography (also called fibroscan) as an alternative to invasive tests such as liver biopsies.
The study involves a single visit to the Austin (Heidelberg) or Box Hill Hospitals where a blood test and fibroscan will be performed.
For further information, please contact Dr Sim Ong : firstname.lastname@example.org