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Fetal hemoglobin, hemoglobin F, acid elution slide test.
To assist in assessing occurrence and extent of fetal maternal hemorrhage and calculate the amount of Rh immune globulin to be administered.
Whole blood collected in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Freshly prepared blood smears are also acceptable. Cord blood may be requested for use as a positive control.
(Method: Microscopic examination of treated and stained peripheral blood smear) Less than 1% fetal cells present.
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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/all/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/all/Kleihauer_Betke_Test. Accessed April 18, 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/all/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 April 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425056/all/Kleihauer_Betke_Test.
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