Reagents, Immunoassay, Protein, Transport, Hemopexin
Definition : Immunoassay reagents intended to perform qualitative and/or quantitative analyses on a body fluid sample to determine hemopexin, a plasma glycoprotein that irreversibly binds to free heme (a product of the breakdown of hemoglobin into heme and globin); the combined product is removed by the liver. Decreased levels of hemopexin are found in plasma after hemolysis; as hemopexin is not a protein that reflects acute inflammation (i.e., it is not an acute-phase reactant). Its periodic determination is a better indicator of hemolysis when acute inflammation and hemolysis are concurrent.
Entry Terms : "Hemopexin Determination Reagents" , "Reagents, Hemopexin"
UMDC code : 17352