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Haptoglobin, plasma or serum

Alternate test name

Lab area
Clinical Biochemistry - General
Method and equipment

Abbott Ci4100

Expected turn-around time
STAT/ Urgent: 4 Hours Routine: 24 Hours
Specimen type

Serum or plasma

Specimen requirements

SST Tube preferred, PST Tube is acceptable

Storage and transportation


Shipping information
The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
555 University Avenue, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-7200
Toll Free: 1-855-381-3212
Hours: 7 days/week, 24 hours/day
Background and clinical significance

Haptoglobin is an acute phase protein capable of binding hemoglobin, thus preventing iron loss and renal damage. Haptoglobin also acts as an antioxidant, has antibacterial activity and plays a role in modulating many aspects of the acute phase response.

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