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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeHAPT
Method

Immunoassay by nephelometry.

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Haptoglobin is decreased in haemolysis from any cause.

Haptoglobin binds circulating haemoglobin and the complex is cleared from the plasma by the liver.

Low levels of haptoglobin are common in newborns (less than 3 months).

 

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Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature.

Spin down and separate serum (or plasma) from red cells as soon as possible.

Haemolysed samples are not acceptable.

Patient SpecimenBlood 5-10 mL,Plain(Red),Heparin(Green),EDTA(Lav)
Paediatric SpecimenBlood 0.2 mL Plain(Red),Heparin(Green),EDTA(Lavender)
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsMinimum 250 μL; Preferred >0.5 mL serum (preferred) or plasma; Refrigerate
Aliquot Transport to CHLAsap - on ice or ambient
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Protein Laboratory
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03)3640334 | x80334
Test AvailabilityTuesday and Friday. 8.00 am - 4.00 pm. Urgent testing by arrangement
Turnaround Time1 - 4 days
Reference Interval
AgeConcentration
0*-180.1 - 2.0 g/L 
Adult0.3 - 2.0 g/L

People who perform regular strenuous exercise may have sustained low levels of haptoglobin, due to low grade haemolysis.

*Neonates generally have no measurable haptoglobin.

Uncertainty of Measurement

10 %

Additional Information

 

 

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