Kleihauer Betke Test?


The Kleihauer-Betke test is a blood test that is performed on Rh negative mothers in order to determine the amount of fetal hemoglobin that was transferred to the bloodstream of the mother.  After the test is performed, a woman may receive an immune globulin dose in order to prevent her immune system from developing Rh antibodies which could present a problem for future pregnancies.
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Kleihauer-Betke tst (KB) detects fetal red blood cells in mom's blood. It is used
Currently, fetal-maternal hemorrhage can be documented by such methods as flow cytometry, gel agglutination, and Kleihauer-Betke (acid elution). The most commonly used method is Kleihauer-Betke
In any case where a possibility of blood mixing is suspected, the Kleihauser-Betke stain should be done. It checks for fetal blood cells in the mother's system and is usually done
This reagent measures presence of D antigen on red cells whereas the KBT measures haemoglobin F (HbF). Note -this means that the KBT can give a false high result due to the presence
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