Kleihauer-Betke Test

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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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