Bilirubin, Neonatal Panel

Abbrev Code:BLN   
Order Code:LAB1048Order Name:Bilirubin, Neonatal Panel
Synonyms:NBIL; LAB51 LHE
Methodology:Diazonium salt/diazo reaction
CPT Codes: 82248 x, 82248 x1, 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.

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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