Kleihauer-Betke


Sunquest Code:KLEI  
Epic Code:LAB762Epic Name:Fetal Hemoglobin Stain Kleihauer
Synonyms:Fetal Hemoglobin Stain; Fetal RBC Enumeration
Methodology:Acid elution stain
Turnaround Time:Testing is performed 24 hours/day, 7 days a week; results are reported within 2 hours of sample delivery.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Whole blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated.
Stability:Up to 6 hours at room temperature; 72 hours refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematology  (UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Fetal hemoglobin less than 0.1% of total cells counted.
Use:To screen and quantitate fetal maternal hemorrhage.


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