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What can cause elevated haptoglobin?

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

Dr. James Krick
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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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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

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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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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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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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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 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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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