Bilirubin, Total


Abbrev Code:BILT   
Order Code:LAB50Order Name:Bilirubin Total
Synonyms:Neonatal; BILT; Liver, LFTS
Methodology:Roche: Colorimetric diazo
Vista: Bichromatic endpoint
Woodwinds: Diazonium salt
CPT Codes: 82247 x1, 82247 x1
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
Collection Instructions:Chemistry Tests Containers Chart


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:1 day at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (CSC Maple Grove, Grand Itasca, Northland, Oxboro Clinic, Range, Roche-CSC Mpls, Roche-Lakes, Roche-Ridges, Roche-St. John's, Roche-UMMC East, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Hepatic Panel Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Reference Range:Hepatic Panel Critical Values and Reference Ranges


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