Name: Bilirubin, Direct
Test Name: Bilirubin, Direct
Health Link Test Code: DBIL
LIS Test Code: DBIL
CPT Code(s): 82248
Methodology: Diazo reaction
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Collection Container: Green cap with yellow ring (PST)
Also Acceptable: Green top, Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top
Collection Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.4 mL
Sample Analyzed: Plasma or serum
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL
Centrifuge. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free plasma/serum to plastic vial. Protect from light. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location. Protect specimen from light by placing in brown paper bag.
Moderately hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.
6 days and up: 0.0-0.5 mg/dL
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval