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What could cause elevated haptoglobin?

What could cause elevated haptoglobin?

It is not a good tes: Why did you have it done? if your blood counts(CBC) is normal, you can ignore it as irrelevant. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Haptoglobin (Definition)

Hemoglobin in processes associated with rbc destruction, such as hemolytic anemia. A low haptoglobin level can be used to ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: haptoglobin?

Haptoglobin scavenge: Hemoglobin in processes associated with rbc destruction, such as hemolytic anemia. A low haptoglobin level can be used to support such a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Whats high haptoglobin mean? Feeling sick

Haptoglobin IS a sub: Haptoglobin IS a substance The breakdown mechanically of red blood cells this is called hemolysis. You need to see your primary care doctor or a blood specialist hematologist to evaluate this ...Read more

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Low haptoglobin due to hemolysis. What would that mean?

Confirmation : Low haptoglobin confirms hemolysis, but it does not specify why the hemolysis is occurring. Additional would be needed. There are many causes for hemolysis. ...Read more

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My haptoglobin was high (2.5 g/l) on latest bloodwork is this serious?

Could be: related to inflammation. As haptoglobin is also an acute phase reactant, which means the levels can rise with increasing inflammation in your body. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated haptoglobin?

Most anything: The reference range, as usual, is set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. And if there's ongoing inflammation in the body, heptoglobin tends to go up. If you feel okay, I wouldn't concern yourself. ...Read more

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Is low haptoglobin something to worry about?

IncompleteQuestion: Low Haptoglobin if it is significantly decreased along with increased reticulocyte count and a decrease RBC count,hemoglobin and hematocrit ,then it is likely that the person has some kind of hemolytic anemia.It means the Red Blood Cells are destroyed in the cisculationn.Also called Intravascular Hemolysis ...Read more

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What type of test is for haptoglobin: blood chemistry or hematological?

Chem lab: Despite the fact that haptoglobin (in those who have it) carries old hemoglobin and its level is a screen for hemolysis, testing is usually run in the chemistry lab. The test and its interpretation are tricky. ...Read more

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Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Haptpglobin: Is a transport protein for the breakdown of hemoglobin. If is used to assess for RBC destruction. When the haptoglobin Is low there is an association with increased hemolysis ...Read more

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Is there any connection between neuro issues and high haptoglobin that any of u docs can think of???

No: What I do know is that your elevated haptoglobin will not be the key to identifying the cause of your neuro issues. A comprehensive history and physical will pick up the stuff that gets missed -- anything from porphyria to a faulty home heater making carbon monoxide -- is much more helpful than a bunch of labs. ...Read more

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What could cause haptoglobin to be <10? It was 33 6 months prior. Rbc,hemoglobin and hemotocrit are normal. Gallbladder removed 18 months ago.

What could cause haptoglobin to be <10? It was 33 6 months prior. Rbc,hemoglobin and hemotocrit are normal. Gallbladder removed 18 months ago.

Ask your doctor, ...: Hepatoglobin testing is to diagnose hemolytic anemia and help determine the underlying cause for anemia. If you have functioned well in general health with normal hemoglobin & hematocrit, it is reasonable to just wait and see, and to ask your doctor at next visit in no hurry. At that time, s/he may repeat it if deemed necessary after clinical reassessment. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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My blwork showed my iron saturation to be 9 hemog 12, sed rate 41 & haptoglobin elevated, what does all this mean? Health otherwise, worried.

My blwork showed my iron saturation to be 9 hemog 12, sed rate 41 &  haptoglobin elevated, what does all this mean? Health otherwise, worried.

Not much: Low iron but mild anemia and just that can be associated with a mild increase in sed rate. The haptoglobin makes me favor a inflammatory or autoimmune condition. If you are "healthy" why were the tests ordered? ...Read more

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Low haptoglobin with rbc hemoglobin and hemotocrit normal. Ast 42 alt 65. Is this something to be concerned with?

Low haptoglobin with rbc hemoglobin and hemotocrit normal. Ast 42 alt 65. Is this something to be concerned with?

Depends: 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. Having said that, your liver enzymes are mildly elevated. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely and retest in 3 months. If you are overweight, lose weight. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more