Betke-Kleihauer test


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


Etymology: Named after German pediatric hematologists Dr. Enno Kleihauer (b. 1927) and Dr. Klaus Betke (d. 2011).



@ Milton-Kindersley Advanced Dictionary