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Department: Biochemistry


  • Gel/clotted (yellow/red top)

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Turnaround Time:

72 hours


Marker of haemolytic anaemia

Low levels are associated with extravascular haemolysis, in conjunction with elevated reticulocytes, and low RBC/haemoglobin/haematocrit.

Haptoglobin is a positive acute phase protein, and may be elevated in infection/inflammation

Reference ranges:

Age range Reference range (g/L)
All ages/sexes 0.16 - 2.0

Derived from Siemens Instructions for Use - September 2011

Results outside the reference range do not necessarily indicate disease. Similarly, results within the reference range do not preclude abnormality. Please contact the Duty Biochemist for discussion of individual patient results.

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For more information, please see the following: Haptoglobin - Lab Tests Online