Bilirubin Total

Orderable EAP code:

LAB00005

Billable EAP Codes:

80001699 x 1

CPT Codes:

82247 x 1

Lab Section:

Core Lab

Test Schedule:

24 hours/day

Units:

mg/dL

Critical Values:

Cord Blood: greater than or equal to 3.5 mg/dL
Neonates: greater than or equal to 15 mg/dL

Specimen Requirements:

4 mL blood in a GREEN top, lithium heparin tube. Protect specimen from light.

Stability: 
Serum/plasma is stable up to and including 3 days refrigerated at 4 degrees C in a serum separator tube.
Serum/plasma separated from the cells is stable up to and including 3 days at room temperature in the dark or up to and including 30 days refrigerated at 4 degrees C in the dark.

Pediatric Specimen Requirements:

0.5 mL in a 1.0 mL GREEN top, lithium heparin tube.

Reference Range:

 Up to 1 day old  1.4 to 8.7 mg/dL
 1 day to 2 days old  3.4 to 11.5 mg/dL
 2 days to 5 days old  1.5 to 12.0 mg/dL
 5 days to 150 years old  0.3 to 1.2 mg/dL