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Kleihauer-Betke Test

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Fetal hemoglobin, hemoglobin F, acid elution slide test.

Common Use:
To assist in assessing occurrence and extent of fetal maternal hemorrhage and calculate the amount of Rh immune globulin to be administered.

Whole blood collected in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Freshly prepared blood smears are also acceptable. Cord blood may be requested for use as a positive control.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Microscopic examination of treated and stained peripheral blood smear) Less than 1% fetal cells present.

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