Which hemolysis-related results suggest HELLP syndrome in preeclampsia?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Hemolysis-related results are as follows:

  • Abnormal peripheral smear*

  • Indirect bilirubin level over 1.2 mg/dL*

  • LDH level greater than 600 U/L*

In addition, elevated liver enzymes (serum AST >70 U/L) are found in preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. [24]


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