Sample type: Whole Blood
Test name: Foetal leak investigation a.k.a. Kleihauer
Condition / Indication: Indicates if prophylactic anti-D is required following a suspected fetal bleed or postnatally. Indicated in Rh negative mothers only
Special precautions & notes: Send two EDTA samples (clearly labelled). One from Mother and Cord sample from Baby. If found to be positive (>2ml bleed) the sample will be referred outside the laboratory to NHSBT Filton.
Container: EDTA (Pink) 6.0 ml
Ideal volume (mL): 4 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? Possibly.
Discipline: Blood Transfusion
Turnaround time: 1 day
Referral location: NHS Blood and Transplant, Filton, North Bristol Park, Northway, Filton, Bristol BS34 7QH