Rhesus Immunisations inc Kleihauer

Description: 
Rhesus Immunisations inc Kleihauer

Used for the prevention of Rh(D) immunisation in Rh(D) negative mothers. During pregnancy and delivery there is a chance that infant cells will enter the mother's circulation. If the child is Rh(D) positive, this provides a stimulus for the mother to produce Anti-D antibodies which may affect the viability of future pregnancy.

Estimation of transplacental haemorrhage allows sufficient Anti-D to be administered to prevent the production of alio-anti D.

The same estimation of transplacental haemorrhage can be made to guide the clinician in clinical decisions during PV bleeding and trauma in pregnancy.
Clinical details: 
Measurement of foetal maternal haemorrhage
Sample type and Volume required: 
EDTA
Call in advance: 
No
Turnaround time: 
1 day
Special sample instructions: 

None

Storage and transport: 
n/a
Contacts:
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015