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Test Code HAPTO Haptoglobin, Serum or Plasma

Methodology

Nephelometry

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lithium heparin (light green-top)

Acceptable: Serum Gel

 Draw blood, spin down and send 0.5 mL (pediatric:  0.2 mL) of plasma or serum.

Reference Values

30-200 mg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

CPT Coding

83010

Secondary ID

HHA1260

LOINC Coding

Test Name LOINC Code

Haptoglobin, Serum or Plasma

4542-7

 

Specimen Stability Information

 

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Plasma,lithium heparin / Serum

RT, spun

3 months
 

Refrigerated,  spun

8 months

 

Reject Due To

 

Hemolysis

Mild:

Reject

Gross:

Reject

Lipemia

Mild:

ok

Gross:

Reject

Icterus

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok