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Test Code FETD Kleihauer-Betke, Blood

Additional Codes

Epic Test ID

LAB896

Performing Laboratory

Bronson Laboratory Services-Hematology

Reference Values

Undetectable in adults

Positive results are interpreted by pathologist and/or
hematology technologist.

Methodology

Acid Elution

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Stability: 72 hours if refrigerated

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Gently invert 5 to 10 times to mix blood.

2. Do not centrifuge.

3. Cause for rejection includes clotted specimen.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday,

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85460