Fetal Hemoglobin Stain

Sunquest Code:FHGB  
Epic Code:LAB4812Epic Name:Fetal Hemoglobin Stain
Synonyms:Kleihauer Betke
Methodology:Modified Kleihauer-Betke (acid-elution stain)
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Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL blood
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL blood

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematology  (American Red Cross, North Central Blood Services (ARC))


Critical Range:0.1% and above: positive
Reference Range:

For Fetal Maternal Bleed: Fetal hemoglobin is less than 0.1% of the 2000 erythrocytes counted.


Use:Refer to the algorithm for Kleihauer Betke/Fetal Hemoglobin Stain.

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