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Haptoglobin

Lab Section: 

Immunology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB89

 

Methodology: 

Nephelometry

Schedule: 

Monday-Friday

Reported: 

3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 5.0 mL Gold Top for YSC; 3.0 mL Light Green Top for SRC
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Unacceptable conditions: Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 3 months

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Haptoglobin is an acute phase protein that binds hemoglobin irreversibly. Its function is to transport intravascular, free hemoglobin to its degradation site in the reticulo-endothelial system. Measurement of haptoglobin may aid in the diagnosis of hemolytic diseases related to the formation of hemoglobin-haptoglobin complexes and certain kidney diseases.

Reference Interval: 

30-200 mg/dL

CPT Code(s): 

83010

Last Changed: 

12/09/2016 11:11:59

Last Reviewed: 

8/24/2017 11:02:59 AM