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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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General

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

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

Specimen:
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.

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

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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/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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