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Betke-Kleihauer test

Pronunciation: bet'ke kli'how-er

Definition: a slide test for the presence of fetal red blood cells among those of the mother; hemoglobins other than Hb F are eluted from the red blood cells on an air-dried blood film by a buffer of pH 3.3.

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