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Kleihauer

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Blood Transfusion

Test information: Transplacental or fetomaternal haemorrhage (FMH) may occur during pregnancy or at delivery and lead to immunisation to the RhD antigen if the mother is RhD negative and the baby RhD positive. Maternal production of an antibody to the RhD antigen is the most important cause of haemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) in subsequent pregnancies. Samples must conform to the labelling requirements as per Blood Transfusion acceptance criteria.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
EDTA sample
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Pink Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Pink Top Teklab;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
6ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
N/A
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
All results are reported in millilitres (ml).
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
Results should be reported in sufficient time to ensure that a supplementary dose of anti-D could be given within 72 hours of delivery or sensitising event.

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Last updated: 09-05-2024