Haptoglobin

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Also known as: HPT, Haemoglobin-binding Protein, Hp
Formal name: Haptoglobin

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help detect and evaluateĀ haemolytic anaemia

When to Get Tested?

When you have signs of jaundice, or of anaemia such as weakness, paleness, or breathlessness that the doctor suspects may be due to red blood cell destruction (haemolytic anaemia)

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None