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ID:97 Haemosiderin
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DescriptionHaemosiderin in urine indicates the release of haemoglobin iron from the renal tubules following haemoglobin absorption and degradation.
IndicationInvestigation of chronic intravascular haemolysis. Haemosiderinuria is a valuable indicator of chronic intravascular haemolysis as it will be present even when there is no haemoglobinuria since absorption, degradation and excretion has to occur first.
Additional Info
Concurrent Tests
Dietary RequirementsNone

InterpretationPresent or Absent

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Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
UnitsPositive/Negative


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT11 days
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Originally edited by : Stephen Leather. Last edited on 30/07/2019 10:32:55. Published By Matthew Clifford on 30/07/2018 10:32:55.