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Test ID: KLEIH

Kleihauer Stain

  • CPT Code: 85460
  • LOINC: 4579-9
  • Specimen Type: EDTA WHOLE BLOOD
  • Frequency: Setup: as needed; TAT <1 day
  • Instructions: 1ml whole blood in lavender (EDTA) tube. Refrigerate if off-site and deliver ASAP.
  • Text: Although blood-EDTA mixtures have been reported to be satisfactory for use up to 2 weeks when refrigerated; other studies have concluded that such mixtures should be tested promptly. Smears should be prepared within 24 hours from blood collected in oxalate. Blood smears are not stable and must be tested immediately after preparation.
  • Methodology: RESIST. FETAL HGB TO ACID ELUT

 

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