Reagent | Haptoglobin
Standardised to Certified Reference Material (CRM Da470k/IFCC)
A correlation coefficient of r=0.97 was obtained against another commercially available kit
Onboard reagent stability of 28 days. Calibration is only required every seven days
Other features and benefits
- Immunoturbidimetric method
- Liquid reagents
- Stable to expiry when stored at 2-8°C
- Measuring range 0.13-3.68 g/l
- Fully automated applications available for a wide range of clinical chemistry analysers
Instrument Specific Applications (ISA’s) are available for a wide range of biochemistry analysers. Contact us to enquire about your specific analyser.
What is Haptoglobin assay used for?
Haptoglobin measurements are used in the diagnosis of haemolytic anaemia and to distinguish it from other types of anaemia. In haemolytic anaemia, haptoglobin levels in the blood decrease significantly. Low levels however may also indicate red blood cell destruction due to sickle cell anaemia or thalassemia. In certain cases of liver disease haptoglobin levels may also be low, as the liver cannot manufacture normal levels of the protein.
As an acute phase reactant haptoglobin levels in the blood are significantly increased in response to infection, inflammation, burns, surgery and trauma. However, haptoglobin is not generally used to diagnose or monitor these conditions.