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Kleihauer-Betke Test

Kleihauer-Betke Test is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
Fetal hemoglobin, hemoglobin F, acid elution slide test.

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

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

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

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Kleihauer-Betke Test." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425056/3/Kleihauer_Betke_Test.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Kleihauer-Betke Test. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425056/3/Kleihauer_Betke_Test. Accessed July 17, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Kleihauer-Betke Test. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425056/3/Kleihauer_Betke_Test
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Kleihauer-Betke Test [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 17]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425056/3/Kleihauer_Betke_Test.
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