Apt test

[Leonard Apt, U.S. pediatric ophthalmologist]
A test used originally to identify the source of black (bloody) stools in newborn infants; it is now used in modified form to distinguish fetal from maternal hemoglobin in blood samples from any source, e.g., the umbilical cord or the gastrointestinal tract.
SEE: swallowed blood syndrome

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