Bilirubin, Neonatal (FCC Only)


Abbrev Code:NEOBIL   
Order Code:LAN3630Order Name:Neonatal Bilirubin (FCC Only)
Methodology:Colorimetric method using Advanced instrument.
CPT Codes: 82248 x1, 82248 x1
Test Includes:Neonatal total bilirubin. Only to be orderd 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

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:0.3 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, gel)
Collection Instructions:Protect from light.
Causes for Rejection:Hemolysis


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 0.1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (FCC Clinics, AN, BE, EA, ER, Childrens Clinic)


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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