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Kleihauer Test

Blood Sciences Test Blood Transfusion



Factors affecting results

A high HbF level in the maternal blood may result in a false positive report

Reference Range

Not applicable

Test Usage

For fetal cells in maternal circulation during pregnancy or post-delivery to guide anti-D prophylaxis requirements.

Turnaround Time

The turnaround for this test is within 48 hours of receipt of sample. Repeat samples are sometimes requested in the cases of positive results.

Assayed By

In house for initial screen and estimation.

Confirmation of positives by Flow cytomerty performed by NHS-BT, Filton, BS34 7QS

Clinical Advice

Clinical advice is available from the Haematology Medical team (contact RD&E switchboard on 01392 411611)

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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