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Fetal Bleed Screening Test

Test Name:Fetal Bleed Screening Test
Epic Order Code:Orderable by requisition only
CPT Code:86900, 86901, 85461
Specimen(s) Type:Blood from the infants mother; minimum 5.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):pink top.jpgTube top is purple (lavender) or pink.
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 1-3 hours
Collection Information:Blood specimen must be drawn from the infants mother after delivery. It is best to wait for approximately 1 hour after delivery to allow any fetal blood to mix thoroughly in the maternal circulation, but the sample should be collected as soon as possible thereafter.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab immediately, store and transport specimen at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 48 hours. All specimens drawn as outpatients will be for informational purposes only not for transfusion.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, grossly hemolyzed, failure to provide a properly completed Requisition Form and/or a Blood Infusion form.
Reference Range:NA  
Additional Information:This test can only be performed on Rh (D) negative patients
 Interpretive Use: A positive test result indicates the presence of D-positive (fetal red cells) in possibly significant numbers in the maternal blood. A quantitative test (Kleihauer-Betke Test) is required to estimate the volume of feto-maternal hemorrhage as a means of estimating the dosage of Rh immune globulin needed to prevent Rh immunization. Rh immune globulin should be administered within 72 hours of birth to be effective in the prevention of Rh immunizations.
 **All illegible or mislabeled specimen will be destroyed. There are no exceptions**