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* BILIRUBIN, TOTAL

Mnemonic

BILT

Synonym

Total Bilirubin - TBILI - TBIL

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red, 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) or 5.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Separate serum or plasma from cells within 4 hours of collection. PROTECT FROM EXTENDED LIGHT EXPOSURE.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL Serum/Plasma (0.60 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Colorimetry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Critical Values

For critical age related ranges see Chemistry Related Reference Ranges and Critical Values.

CPT Codes

82247

Last Updated: Thursday, November 9, 2017 01:15:10 PM


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