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Apt test

Apt test

Apt test: The Apt test is an analysis of newborn stools for fetal or maternal blood; fetal blood hemoglobin is resistant to sodium hydroxide denaturization and will remain red, whereas maternal blood hemoglobin is sensitive and will turn to a brown stain.

Apt test: Other Names

Other names for Apt test include:

  • Downey test
  • Qualitative fetal hemoglobin stool test
  • Stool for swallowed blood

Diseases Associated with Apt test

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Apt test:

  • Fetal blood in newborn stool indicative of serious gastrointestinal tract problem

Basic Information: Apt test

Apt test: A test to determine whether blood in the stool or vomit from a newborn originated from the newborn or is due to swallowing the mother's blood.

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Apt test' may be involved.

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