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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:
5.0 mL (minimum 2.0 mL) or 0.5 mL (minimum 0.3 mL)in BD Microtainer
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