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Fetal Blood Transfusion | Fetal Hematocrit Prediction Equation

Purpose:

To estimate the fetal hematocrit at some time following an intravascular intrauterine red blood cell transfusion using the equation of MacGregor et al.

Specialty:

Hematology, Maternal And Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Obstetric Critical Care Medicine, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Objective:

laboratory tests, dosage calculations

ICD-10:

P50

Description:

Macgregor et al used an equation to predict a fetal hematocrit some time after an intravascular intrauterine red blood cell transfusion. This can help determine if an additional transfusion may be required.

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