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Test ID BILIT Bilirubin, Total, Serum

Useful For

Assessing liver function

 

Evaluating a wide range of diseases affecting the production, uptake, storage, metabolism, or excretion of bilirubin

 

Monitoring the efficacy of neonatal phototherapy

Method Name

Photometric, Diazonium Salt (DPD)

Reporting Name

Bilirubin Total, S

Specimen Type

Serum


Shipping Instructions


Ship specimen in amber vial to protect from light.



Necessary Information


Patient's age and sex are required.



Specimen Required


Supplies: Amber Frosted Tube, 5 mL (T192)

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Amber vial (T192)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Serum gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

2. Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days LIGHT PROTECTED
  Frozen  30 days LIGHT PROTECTED
  Ambient  24 hours LIGHT PROTECTED

Reference Values

0-6 days: Refer to www.bilitool.org for information on age-specific (postnatal hour of life) serum bilirubin values.

7-14 days: <15.0 mg/dL

15 days to 17 years: ≤1.0 mg/dL

≥18 years: ≤1.2 mg/ dL

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

82247

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
BILIT Bilirubin Total, S 1975-2

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
BILIT Bilirubin Total, S 1975-2

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Report Available

Same day/1 to 2 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Disease States

  • Hyperbilirubinemia