Bilirubin, Total


Sunquest Code:BILT  
Epic Code:LAB50Epic Name:Bilirubin Total
Synonyms:Neonatal; BILT; Liver, LFTS
Methodology:Bichromatic endpoint
St Johns/St Joseph/ Woodwinds: Diazonium salt
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Add-ons to previous specimens are acceptable for 26 hours. (UMMC East acceptable for up to 6 days). Bilirubin is photosensitive and samples should be protected from both day light and fluorescent light to avoid photo-degradation.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel), St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds-Green (lithium heparin, no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel), St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds - Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 0.14 mL, 0.07 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: Refrigerated - 6 days if protected from light; frozen - 3 months.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Range, Range, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Refer to Bilirubin Total and Direct
  Chemistry Reference Ranges and Critical Ranges
Reference Range:Refer to Bilirubin Total and Direct
  Chemistry Reference Ranges and Critical Ranges


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