Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Haptoglobin, Plasma

Test Name: Haptoglobin, Plasma
Alternate Name(s): HPT
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
4.5 mL Green (Lithium Heparin) top Vacutainer or 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Light Green or Gold top (Li-Heparin) Microtainer
2-10 years: 3 mL Light Green or Gold top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

Avoid hemolysis.

Serum from a 5 mL Gold top or 6 mL Red top is also acceptable.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Daily
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: 0-<15 days: 0.00-0.12 g/L
15 days-<1 year: 0.00-2.38 g/L
1-<12 years: 0.00-1.76 g/L
12-<19 years: 0.00-1.93 g/L
>19 years: 0.30-2.00 g/L
Effective Date: 2010-01-11
Revised Date: 2018-08-30
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: May be decreased in intravascular hemolysis and in hepatocellular damage, haptoglobin is an acute phase protein.
Special Processing:  
Comments: Turbidimetric assays not suitable for measurement of highly lipemic or hemolytic samples or samples containing high levels of circulating immune complexes.
Method of Analysis: Turbidimetry
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Specimen is stable for 3 months at 20-25C.
System Codes: 
Cerner
HAPT
 
Referred To:  

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