Hemosiderin

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General

Synonym/Acronym:

Hemosiderin stain, Pappenheimer body stain, iron stain.

Rationale

To assist in investigating recent intravascular hemolysis and in the diagnosis of unexplained anemias, hemochromatosis, and renal tube damage.

Patient Preparation

There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. As appropriate, provide the required urine collection container and specimen collection instructions.

Normal Findings

(Method: Microscopic examination of Prussian blue–stained specimen) None seen.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

N/A

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General

Synonym/Acronym:

Hemosiderin stain, Pappenheimer body stain, iron stain.

Rationale

To assist in investigating recent intravascular hemolysis and in the diagnosis of unexplained anemias, hemochromatosis, and renal tube damage.

Patient Preparation

There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. As appropriate, provide the required urine collection container and specimen collection instructions.

Normal Findings

(Method: Microscopic examination of Prussian blue–stained specimen) None seen.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

N/A

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