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Laboratory Medicine

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Urine Haemosiderin

Urine

TestUrine Haemosiderin
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Clinical IndicationHaemosiderin in urine indicates the release of haemoglobin iron from the renal tubules following haemoglobin absorbtion and degradation.Investigation 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 absorbtion, degradation and excretion has to occur first.
Specimen TypeUrine (10-20ml)
Sample TypeUrine
Minimum Volume20mL
Special Precautions
Stability24 hrs
Turnaround Time24 hours
LaboratoryYork Hospital
Reference IntervalIssued with final report.
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