Poor elution encountered with any Kleihauer test can be caused by an unsuitable or unstable fixative.
When this occurs the adult red cells take up some of the red counterstain resulting in all the red cells in the film staining pink.
While an experienced operator would not be confused with this appearance, less experienced staff may find the red cell fields confusing.
Fixol is a buffered stabilised fixing agent suitable for use with the FCD kit.
It is presented as a 'ready to use' reagent with film drying time cut to 2 minutes and fixation time cut to 3 minutes.
Fixed films can be stored for up to 72 hours.
Product code: 05-051
Name: Fixol (Fixative for Kleihauer)
Size: 3 x 100ml
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