Table 4

Biochemical indices and iron concentrations according to genotype

Non-carrier H63D heterozygote C282Y heterozygote H63D homozygote Compound heterozygote C282Y homozygote
Iron (μmol/l)16.3 (6.8)17.5 (7.9)17.1 (7.3)20.0 (1.7)26.8 (15.5)4-150 344-150
TS (%)23.7 (9.2)25.8 (11.6)26.6 (12.6)33.5 (14.8)41.7 (12.1)4-150 714-150
Ferritin (μg/l)4-151 81.0 (38.2)93.0 (39.0)71.2 (54.5)78.5 (40.0)68.0 (39.0)417
Glucose (mmol/l)5.6 (2.3)5.6 (1.4)5.6 (1.5)4.2 (0.9)5.8 (1.2)5.5
Albumin (g/l)46.9 (5.3)45.6 (7.4)48.4 (5.4)45.6 (7.4)44.8 (9.0)46
Urea (mmol/l)7.5 (3.8)8.0 (5.8)6.6 (3.3)6.3 (0.1)8.5 (7.7)6.0
  • Values are mean (SD).

  • 4-150 p < 0.05 v non-carriers by analysis of covariance controlling for age and sex;

  • 4-151 skewed distribution: data given as median (interquartile range), log transformed before analysis of covariance.

  • TS, transferrin saturation.