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Kleihauer-Betke Test

Test Code:

HA0130

Synonym(s):

 

Specimen Container

EDTA Tube

Specimen Requirement

Whole Blood
Adult: 3 mL blood 
Paediatrics and Neonate: 500 uL blood
Gently invert the tubes several times to prevent clotting. 

Specimen Storage / Transport

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

Yes

Turn Around Time

Stat: 1 hr
Routine: 2 - 3 hrs

Reference Value(s)

Fetal cells should not be seen in a normal healthy adult

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Haematology

Contact Number

6394 1373

Day and Time Performed

Daily, 24 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Downtime Form

Additional Information

Change History Notes

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Keywords

Kleihauer-Betke Test HA0130
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