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Test Code FETAL KLEIHAUER BETKE STAIN FOR FETAL HEMOGLOBIN (Formerly TEST FOR FETAL CELLS (POST PARTUM USE ONLY))

Methodology

Modified Kleihauer-Betke/Agglutination

Performing Laboratory

West Virginia University Hospital, Inc.

Specimen Requirements

Collect: One 3 mL lavender top tube

Minimum Collection Volume: 2 mL blood

Stability: Refrigerated: 24 hours

Collection Remarks: Post-partum specimens must be drawn between one and three hours after delivery. Test is required for Rh negative women who deliver Rh positive neonates.

 

Please refer to Transfusion Practice Policy for further information on transfusion practices.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85460

UML Lab Processing Instructions

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

UML Test Code: FETAL

WVUH Lab Processing Instructions

Ordered/Received in Sunquest by Blood Bank only.

Day(s) Test Performed

Monday- Friday: Test setup at 0700 and 1430

Sat-Sun: Test setup at 1100