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Kleihauer stain

Alternate names:
Kleihauer test
Laboratory:
Blood Bank
Test Code:
KL
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
Pink EDTA (6mL)Pink EDTA (6mL)
Collection Instructions:
Please use Request for Blood Products form (A4)
Note minimum specimen ID requirements (on form).
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Notes:

For detection of fetal cells in maternal circulation.

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
4 hours
Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Positive results over 0.25% may be referred to the Cell Therapy Laboratory at the Royal Children's Hospital.

Also send at least 1 ml of the freshest cord cells we have (any group) for their positive control.

Phone 9345 5832 to notify them the sample is coming.