||KLEIHAUER-BETKE, WHOLE BLOOD
||Acid Elution of Fetal Cells
||Useful for detection of fetal-maternal bleed.
||Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube, and send 5.0 mL of EDTA whole blood. Invert several times to mix blood. (CLOTTED SPECIMEN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.) Forward unprocessed whole blood promptly at refrigerated temperature.
||No fetal cells detected. If fetal cells are detected, they are reported as a percentage of fetal cells, and a calculation of the bleed.
|Day(s) Test Set Up
||Monday through Sunday 8 - 1 pm