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Haptoglobin

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Also known as: HPT; Hemoglobin-binding Protein; Hp
Formal name: Haptoglobin

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help detect and evaluate hemolytic anemia

When to Get Tested?

When you have signs of anemia such as weakness, paleness, or jaundice that a healthcare practitioner suspects may be due to red blood cell destruction (hemolytic anemia)

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None