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Fetal Cell Stain; Kleihauer-Betke; KB test
6.0 ml Pink - EDTA
If performed to determine a fetal-maternal abruption, there are no special collection instructions.
If performed to quantitate the necessary number of Rh Immune Globulin vials required for post partum prophylaxis, the patient must be Rh negative and testing must be performed on a Post Partum maternal specimen.
Max: 6.0 ml EDTA whole blood
Min: 0.5 ml EDTA whole blood
Due to the fact that this procedure includes manual staining with two separate air drying steps, this procedure will take over an hour to complete.
Specimen Processing Instructions
Missing patient identification
Fetal-maternal abruption: No Bleed
Kleihauer-Betke acid elution
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