Name: Bilirubin, Total, Whole Blood
Test Name: Bilirubin, Total, Whole Blood
Health Link Test Code: HCWBTBIL
LIS Test Code: WBTBIL
CPT Code(s): 82247
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Less than 30 minutes.
Specimen: Arterial, venous, or capillary
Collection Container: Radiometer PICO® syringe
Also Acceptable: 2 full Radiometer capillary tubes
Syringes must be free of bubbles and clots.
Collection Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.2 mL
Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL
Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory immediately. Assure specimen receipt in the lab is within 15 minutes of collection.
|0 days (<24 hours old)||0.0-6.0|
|1 day - 2 days (24-48 hours old)||0.0-10.0|
|3 days - 5 days||0.0-8.0|
|6 days and up||0.0-1.0|
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval
Effective Date of Reference Range: Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:00:00 CDT
Critical Calls: yes
Total bilirubin levels should decrease to adult values by day 10 (breast-fed infants may take longer). Values in premature infants may be higher than in term infants and may reach peak concentrations at later times.1
1Soldin, S., Brugnara, C., Wong, E (Eds). (2005) Pediatric Reference Intervals. Washington, D.C.: AACC Press.
|0 days, premature||1.0 - 8.0|
|0 days, full-term||2.0 - 6.0|
|1-2 days, premature||6.0 - 12.0|
|1-2 days, full-term||6.0 - 10.0|
|3-5 days, premature||10.0 - 14.0|
|3-5 days, full-term||4.0 - 8.0|
|6 days and up||0.2 - 1.0|