Are you at risk of iron overload?

Genetic haemochromatosis (GH) is Scotland's most common genetic condition. Up to 1 in 113 people are at risk. It causes people to have too much iron in their blood.

Untreated, the condition can lead to iron overload, where the body is unable to process excess iron - this can lead to potential health problems.

Diagnosed early, haemochromatosis is manageable and not life-limiting. 

Get a free health check!

Request a free genetic health check

Learn more about iron overload

Symptoms, diagnosis, where to get help

Terms & Conditions

  • Tests normally cost £129. This offer of a free health check is for the first 400 qualifying orders for residents in Aberdeenshire in postcodes AB301, AB314, AB315, AB345, AB393, AB392 and DD100 for orders received before 28th February 2024. The cost is subsidised by our charity as a public health initiative.
  • This health check test is available to adults aged 18 to 60 who are already registered with a private or NHS GP.
  • As a charity, our funding is limited so we’re only able to offer one test kit per household.
  • The test requires a finger prick sample of blood, so it may not be suitable for people with blood or needle phobias.
  • By requesting a health check, you give us permission to send you a genetic test kit and information by post, to deliver the health check to you. By completing a test you agree that we can include the anonymised results in our charity's medical research programme to improve the health and care of others. The full terms and conditions can be found here.

How to take the test

You can read more about the free health check...

This project came about as a tribute to the memory of local resident Miranda McHendry, with love and thanks from her family and friends. Miranda died suddenly of genetic haemochromatosis in Spring 2023. This health check is free thanks to the fundraising efforts of Miranda's many friends and family and with the support of the Friends of Haemochromatosis UK.

We're here to help

Worried about genetic haemochromatosis? Don’t be. Talk to us for friendly, practical help & understanding.

Help & advice line: 03030 401 102 (Monday to Friday, 12 Noon to 3pm)*

Email: [email protected]
*Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number. If calling from a mobile phone, calls to 03 numbers count towards any inclusive minute sin the same way as 01 and 02 calls.