Kleihauer Betke Stain

Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology

Test ID/Workstation: KBSTN SPHEM

Specimen Type: Blood and 2 fresh smears

Tube Type: Purple top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood

Collection Volume: 2.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL)

Cause for rejection: Specimen clotted or grossly hemolyzed; inadequate specimen

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily (0700-1200)

Methodology: Acid Elution (Modified Kleihauer-Betke Stain)

Special Instructions: Specimens arriving after 1200 will be processed the next day.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8416

TAT: 24 hours

Additional Info: Reference range is available on patient report

CPT Code: 85460

Synonyms: Acid Elution for Fetal Hemoglobin; Fetal Hgb Stain

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