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Test ID BLOD0667 Kleihauer-Betke


Fetal Maternal Hemorrhage Quantitative Test

Specimen Type/Requirements

Purple (EDTA) Tube or Pink (EDTA) Tube drawn at least 2 hours post-partum and or abdominal injury.

Specimen will be rejected if overt hemolysis.

Specimen Volume

Preferred Volume 3.0 mL EDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume 1.0 mL EDTA whole blood



Room Temperature 2 days  
Refrigerated 2 days Preferred for Transport
Frozen N/A  


Performed Test Frequency


Additional Information

ABORh (BLOD0919) also performed with testing.


Kleihauer Betke Stain Method

Performing Lab

Sanford Laboratories Fargo-Transfusion Services/Blood Bank



Userful For

Used to determine amount of fetal bleed post abdominal injury of pregnant female.

Use to determine amount of Rh Immune Globulin needed for Rh neg. mom who delivered Rh positive infant with positive fetal maternal hemorrhage test.