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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

DepartmentBlood Sciences
SampleUrine
TubePlain Universal
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsPlain Universal - minimal 10 ml
Min. Vol
Freq.Weekdays

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
UnitsPositive/Negative
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT11 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT11 days
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Originally edited by : Stephen Leather. Review due on 30/07/2019 10:32:55. Published By Matthew Clifford on 30/07/2018 10:32:55.