Haptoglobin


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


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Grossly hemolyzed and highly lipemic samples. Samples not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.3 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 8 days refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:
>6 months: 32-197 mg/dL
A reference range has not been established for patients 6 months of age or younger.    
Use:Decreased in intravascular or extravascular hemolysis. Increased in acute or chronic inflammatory response, tissue destruction, and malignant neoplasms.


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