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Haptoglobin

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

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 the doctor 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