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Haptoglobin

Haptoglobin

Haptoglobin is a serum glycoprotein which binds free haemoglobin. The haptoglobin-Hb complex is cleared by the reticuloendothelial system. Haptoglobin is depleted from serum in states of intravascular haemolysis. Haptoglobin rises as part of the acute phase response

Tube Serum Gel
ID 12766
Availability Weekdays
Additional Information Haptoglobin is an "acute-phase" protein; this means that it will be increased in many inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis, acute rheumatic disease, heart attack and severe infection. This can complicate the interpretation of the haptoglobin results. Haptoglobin testing is not used to help diagnose or monitor these conditions. Haptoglobin levels may be affected by massive blood loss and by conditions associated with kidney dysfunction, as well as liver disease. Drugs that can increase haptoglobin levels include androgens and corticosteroids such as prednisolone. Drugs that can decrease haptoglobin concentrations include isoniazid, quinidine, streptomycin and birth control pills. [Source of information: https://labtestsonline.org.uk/tests/haptoglobin]
Turn Around 7 days
Send to Leeds General Infirmary
Clinical Immunology
Old Medical School
Great George Street
Leeds
LS1 3EX
Collection Con No restrictions
Frequency Weekdays
Sample REQ Blood
Ref. Range (Male) 0.5 - 2.0
Ref. Range (Female) 0.4 - 1.6
Units g/L
IP Acute TAT - Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT 7 days
GP Acute TAT - Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT 7 days
Telepath HAP1L
ICE Codes IHAP