It is an iron-storage complex that is composed of partially digested ferritin and lysosomes. The breakdown of heme gives iron and this iron is trapped and stored as hemosiderin in the tissues.It is also generated from the abnormal metabolism of ferritin.
Interpretation: Hemosiderin often forms after bleeding (haemorrhage). When blood leaves a ruptured blood vessel, the red blood cell is destroyed and hemoglobin goes to the intracellular space. If hemosiderin levels exceed the normal levels, it accumulates in macrophages (the phagocytic cells reducing hemoglobin) in the liver, lungs, spleen, kidneys, lymph nodes and bone marrow. Excessive iron uptake, increased red blood cell damage, might be the reasons for its increased levels.
Sample: Urine spot. Nonfasting
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