FETAL BLEED, QUALITATIVE

Code
120.2250
Name
FETAL BLEED, QUALITATIVE
Category
None
Department
Blood Bank
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
85461
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Pink, EDTA

Volume

6.0mL

Transport Info

Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Negative

Methodology

Antigen-Antibody Reaction; Qualitative Bleed Screen

Clinical Significance

Used to determine the presence of (D) positive fetal cells in the maternal circulation.

Every Rh-negative (weak D negative) mother who delivers or aborts a fetus after twelve weeks gestation, must have a qualitative screen by agglutination performed to determine the presence of (D) positive fetal cells in the maternal circulation. If the newborn types (Weak D) positive, the Fetal Maternal Bleed Quantitation Method must be performed.

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