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Fetomaternal Bleed, Flow Cytometry, Blood

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Test Description
Fetomaternal Bleed, Flow Cytometry, Blood
Synonym(s)
Fetomaternal Bleed, Flow Cytometry
Test ID
FMB
General Information
Useful for:
Determining the volume of fetal-to-maternal hemorrhage for the purposes of recommending an increased dose of the Rh immune globulin
Specimen Type
Whole Blood
Specimen Requirements
Lavender
Additional Processing Details
1 mL
Stability
Refrigerated (preferred) 5 days
Ambient 5 days
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject
Blood Clotted
Methodology
Flow Cytometry
Estimated TAT
1 day
Testing Schedule
Monday-Sunday
CPT Code(s)
88184
Reference Range
< or =1.5 mL of fetal RBCs in normal adults
Performing Lab
Mayo
LOINC Code(s)
10331-7, 55730-6, 55731-4, 48767-8