Table 1

Patient characteristics at time of diagnosis and laboratory data at time of screening

SubjectGender M/FTime of diagnosisAge (years)HFEScreening 
Age (years)Mobilised storage iron (g)C282YH63DHaemoglobin (mmol/l)Serum iron (μmol/l)TIBC (μmol/l)Saturation of TIBC (%)Serum ferritin (μg/l)AST (U/l)ALT (U/l)GGT (U/l)
Tea group
1.1M194.229ND10.635.639.291119875
 1.2M5723.667ND9.132.839.882254261922
 1.3M3620.846+/+−/−11.042.345.094189272910
 1.4M583.560ND10.714.942.435179203329
 1.5M5020.054ND9.738.953.0731194555
 1.6M3637ND9.819.336.75313711.2169.3
 1.71-150 M495.052+/+−/−10.624.034.4701806517620
 1.8M424.847+/+−/−11.747.349.99561276037
 1.9M201.420ND10.621.069.330178255556
Mean9M40.810.445.810.430.644.669157285024
SEM4.52.94.70.23.63.88175166
Water group
2.1M3719.645ND9.932.141.477301233214
 2.2M194.426+/+−/−9.221.542.24711010129
 2.3M274.629+/+−/−9.915.938.142151276112
 2.4M3915.047+/+−/−10.130.143.5691921913
 2.5F712.471+/+−/−9.935.141.485600203712
 2.6M4317.744+/+−/−8.118.855.33063385536
 2.71-150 M495.053+/+−/−10.224.748.251966517620
 2.8M4123.244+/+−/−10.241.647.887252427640
 2.9M3917.145+/+−/−10.028.737.377180395819
 2.10M435.382ND8.932.242.676285192
Mean1F/9M40.811.546.69.628.344.264223317120
SEM4.12.34.00.22.01.66465194
  • 1-150 Patient participating twice.

  • TIBC, total iron binding capacity; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; GGT, γ-glutamyl transpeptidase; ND, not done.