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Bilirubin, Neonatal Total & Direct (conjugated)  (BILI N-D/I)

Synonyms:  Micro Bilirubin, Total Baby Bilirubin with Direct (Conjugated), N Bili- Total and Direct, serum
Specimen:  Blood; (1) full Yellow microtainer (no preservative), SST (serum separator), Red (no preservative), Green (lithium heparin), or Purple (EDTA) top vacutainer tube is acceptable. Protect specimen from light.
                        Volume:  Full microtainer or primary tube
Minimum Volume:  100 microL serum
Collection:  If tube other than a microtainer or SST is collected, transfer serum or plasma to a tightly capped plastic aliquot tube within 2 hours of collection for transport. Bilirubin is extremely photosensitive. Care should be taken to protect sample from light. Refrigerate at 2-8°C for 7 days.
Storage:  1 week at 2-8 degrees C; freeze for 3 months
Rejection Criteria:  Gross hemolysis; improper labeling.
Reference Range:  See report
Methodology: 
Test Use:  In infants, even in the absence of disease, the concentration of bilirubin rises after birth and peaks about the third to fifth day of life. The physiological jaundice of the newborn rarely produces serum bilirubin valves greater than 5.0 mg/dL. In the
Additional Information:  No Additional Information Listed
Testing Includes:  Total Bilirubin Direct Bilirubin Indirect Bilirubin Calculation
Testing Facility:  AnMed Health Laboratory