Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) Serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Overnight fasting is preferred.
Stability (Room): 6 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 4 weeks
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: Haptoglobin is a binding protein for hemoglobin. Low levels are seen in Chronic intravascular hemolysis, regular strenuous exercise and severe liver disease. Increase occurs as an acute phase reaction. This assay is useful for confirmation of Intravascular hemolysis.
Specialty: Hematologist, Physician
Disease: Acute Phase Reactant, Hematologic Disorders
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Overnight fasting is preferred.