Bilirubin - infants

Sample type: Plasma

Test name: Bilirubin - infants

Condition / Indication: Jaundice

Special precautions & notes: Avoid sunlight and haemolysis. Due to the changes in assay platform, a higher sample volume is required for analysis of bilirubin. Please ensure a full lithium heparin sample is sent for bilirubin measurement.

Reference range: Expected levels depend on age and gestation. See local guidelines (and national neonatal guidelines via the link below).

Container: Paediatric Lithium Heparin tube (green top)

Ideal volume (mL): 1 full paediatric lithium heparin tube

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: 4 hours

www.metbio.net/metbioguidelines.asp