Specimen Requirements

Title

HAPTOGLOBIN

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate/

Methodology

Stability

Refirgerated 7 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

24 hours

Clinical Use

Decreased levels occur with intravascular hemolysis or extravascular hemolysis. Increased levels occur with acute or chronic inflammatory response, tissue destruction, and malignant neoplasms. An isolated result may not be very valuable due to the wide normal range. However, if the baseline “normal”” value is known a low value can be used to confirm a hemolytic episode

Test Code

HAPM