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A 47-year-old male asked:

My haptoglobin level is elevated, at 2.65 g/l (ref. 0.17-2.00). is this in and of itself a cause for concern (e.g. cancer)? i have also been experiencing low iron/hemoglobin/hematocrit for some time. kidney/liver function normal. gi tract is clear.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, your haptoglobin level per se is not a cause for concern. Wish you good health!
Last updated Apr 26, 2020


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