Test Name: Haptoglobin
Health Link Test Code: XHAPT
LIS Test Code: HAPT
CPT Code(s): 83010
Haptoglobin is decreased or absent in red blood cell hemolysis, genetic absence, cirrhosis (decreased synthesis)and protein loss via the kidney, gastrointestinal tract and skin.
Haptoglobin is an acute phase reactant and increased levels are observed by 4 days after onset and may require 4 weeks to return to normal. It is increased in obstructive biliary disease, acute or subacute inflammation, steroid or androgen therapy, aplastic anemia and diabetes mellitus.
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Collection Container: Green cap with yellow ring (PST)
Also Acceptable: Green top, Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top
Collection Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.4 mL
Sample Analyzed: Plasma or serum
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL
Centrifuge. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free plasma/serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
Hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.
|Age:||Male (mg/dL)||Female (mg/dL)|
|60 years and up||40-268||63-273|
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval