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Methodology: Nephelometry (NEPH)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 83010
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 2 hours. Refrigerate.
Stability: 8 days refrigerated at 2-8° C, or 1 year frozen if frozen within 24 hours of collection. Do not allow to thaw.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Haptoglobin measurement may aid in the diagnosis of hemolytic diseases related to the formation of hemoglobin-haptoglobin complexes and certain kidney diseases.
Rejection Criteria: Plasma; gross hemolysis.

Reference Range:
30-200 mg/dL

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