BILIRUBIN, DIRECT AND TOTAL

Mnemonic

BILITD

Synonym

Bilirubin Fractionated

Includes

Bilirubin, Direct and Total

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

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

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Preferably, separate serum or plasma from cells before transport. PROTECT FROM LIGHT.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Colorimetry

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Total: 0.0-1.0 mg/dL
Direct: 0-0.2 mg/dL
Age adjusted ranges.

Critical Values

All ages: Total >14.9 mg/dL

CPT Codes

82247, 82248

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:00 AM