Excretion of free hemoglobin in the urine.
- In elderly, asplenic, or immunocompromised patients a severe malaria-like illness with hemoglobinuria, hemolytic anemia, and renal failure can occur.
- In the anesthetized patient, the only signs may be unexpected oozing, hemoglobinuria, or hypotension.
- In this setting, a serum sample with normal color indicates myoglobinuria, whereas a pigmented brown or red serum sample indicates hemoglobinuria.
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