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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Haptoglobulin (Hemopexin, Free Hemoglobin, Methemalbumin)

Test Name

Haptoglobulin (Hemopexin, Free Hemoglobin, Methemalbumin)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Gold (SST)

Minimum Volume = 3 mL Serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold top tube. Ensure both sample and requisition are labelled properly. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Let sample clot adequately at room temperature before centrifugation. Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Store and send frozen.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature ASAP.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

5 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Free Hemoglobin: Absent

Haptoglobin: Normal

Hemopexin-heme complex: Absent

Methemalbumin: Absent

Test Code

HPXN

Methodology

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: October 03, 2019