Hemosiderin, Spot Urine


Hemosiderin is composed of iron oxide and can accumulate in different organs in various disease states. Iron is required by many of the chemical reactions in the body but is toxic when not properly contained.
Hemosiderin often forms after bleeding (haemorrhage) into an organ. Presence of haemosiderin in urine indicates a significant amount of circulating free Haemoglobin that has been filtered by the kidney.


This test is positive in patients with chronic intravascular haemolysis and haemochromatosis. Haemosiderin may also be associated with haemorrhagic pancreatitis.

Sample Type, Quantity & Conditions

10 ml Urine Room Temperature

Special Precautions

Normal Range


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