Bilirubin, Neonatal Total

Abbrev Code:TBN   
Order Code:LAB1047Order Name:Bilirubin, Neonatal Total
Synonyms:LAB2125 LHE
Methodology:Diazonium salt
CPT Codes: 82247 x1, 82247 x1
Test Includes:Neonatal total bilirubin. Only to be ordered on neonate. Report includes time of birth and age calculated in hours. Order only up to two months of age.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, no gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Collection Instructions:Protect from light
Causes for Rejection:Hemolysis

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Architect: 1 day at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Woodwinds)


Critical Range:Hepatic Panel Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Reference Range:Hepatic Panel Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Use:Monitor jaundice in neonates.

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