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

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1.2 mL
Container:St Johns/Woodwinds-Green (lithium heparin, no gel)
Alternate Containers: St Johns/Woodwinds - 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:1 day at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Woodwinds)


Interpretive

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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