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Fetomaternal Haemorrhage - Kleihauer

Alternative Names:FMH - Kleihauer
Laboratory:Haematology
Test Code:FMH
Medicare rebatable:No
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
EDTAEDTA
Adults Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Retrospective testing within 3 days

The maternal sample for FMH estimation should be taken when sufficient time has elapsed to allow fetal cells to be distributed within the maternal circulation following delivery, manual removal of placenta or sensitising event. A period of 30-45 minutes is considered adequate.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Daily
Additional Notes:

Test performed 0900-1700 daily