Sunquest Code:HAPT  
Epic Code:LAB89Epic Name:Haptoglobin
Methodology:Rate nephelometry
CPT Code:83010
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolysis. Samples not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours centrifuge and aliquot 0.3 mL, 0.15 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:

Newborn – 5 mo

6-48 mg/dL

6 mo – 15 y

25-138 mg/dL

16 y – 60 y

15-200 mg/dL

Greater than 60 y

35-175 mg/dL



Use:Decreased in intravascular or extravascular hemolysis. Increased in acute or chronic inflammatory response, tissue destruction, and malignant neoplasms.

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