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Bilirubin, Total, Whole Blood

Bilirubin, Total, Whole Blood (HCWBTBIL) Blood Gas Lab Test

Name: Bilirubin, Total, Whole Blood

Test Name: Bilirubin, Total, Whole Blood

Health Link Test Code: HCWBTBIL

LIS Test Code: WBTBIL

CPT Code(s): 82247

Methodology: Spectrophotometry

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

Collection Instructions:

Syringes must be free of bubbles and clots.

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.2 mL

Stability Ambient:

1 hour

Stability Refridgerated:

Not acceptable

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory immediately.  Assure specimen receipt in the lab is within 15 minutes of collection.

Interpretation:

Age:

mg/dL
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

Additional Information:

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.

Age mg/dL
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