Haemoglobin - urine
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Freshly voided urine collected without preservative.
Spectroscopic examination or urinalysis to detect haem pigment.
Urine microscopy to exclude haematuria.
EPG or IFE to distinguish haemoglobin from myoglobin.
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Not detected in normal urine.
History of red or dark urine; findings on FBC and blood film suggesting intravascular haemolysis; investigation of immediate haemolytic reaction during blood transfusion.
See also Myoglobin - urine.
Haemoglobinuria indicates intravascular haemolysis;
Dacie JV and Lewis SM. Practical Haematology. 8th ed. Churchill Livingstone 1995.