Haptoglobin is an acute phase protein made primarily in the liver. Its main function is to bind free haemoglobin and remove it from circulation thus preventing renal injury and loss of iron following haemolysis. Haptoglobin is also thought to have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Haptoglobin measurements are used in the diagnosis of haemolytic
anaemia and to distinguish it from other types of anaemia.
The Randox Haptoglobin assay is a liquid ready to use immunoturbidimetric assay with a wide measuring range.