fetal hemoglobin

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fetal hemoglobin

[′fēd·əl ′hē·mə‚glō·bən]
(biochemistry)
A normal embryonic hemoglobin having alpha chains identical to those of normal adult human hemoglobin, and gamma chains similar to adult beta chains.
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False positives can occur if fetal blood contaminates the amniotic fluid during amniocentesis,[38] but this false positive can be properly classified as such by direct analysis of erythrocytes using either the Kleihauer-Betke test or by immunoassay for hemoglobin F in the amniotic fluid.
Cardiotocographic monitoring, the Kleihauer-Betke test and other blood tests, and ultrasonography are useful tools, as outlined in Table 3.
However, concerns have been raised regarding the accuracy of the standard Kleihauer-Betke test to quantify FMH (3).
Future studies should also include the comparison of this potential novel marker to the standard Kleihauer-Betke test.