Bilirubin, Neonatal

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: NBIL
POE DESCRIPTION: BILIRUBIN NEONATAL; BILI NEONATAL
CPT CODE: 82247, 82248
TEST INFORMATION: Test includes: Direct Bilirubin, Total Bilirubin calculation. Patient must be <30 days old.
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Routine 8 hours; Stat 1 hour
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen must be protected from light and transported to the laboratory promptly.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top MicrotainerTM; green top (Heparin) tube for neonates

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Capillary blood (serum)
MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.4 mL blood, 0.2 mL serum
REFERENCE RANGE: See Table
REFERENCE CHART: Direct bilirubin 0.0-0.5 mg/dL (0 to 1 month)

Total bilirubin 0.6-11.1 mg/dL

CRITICAL VALUES:

Total bilirubin Newborn to 7 days:  ≥ 15 mg/dL

1 week to 1 month:  ≥ 20 mg/dL

TEST SYNONYM(S):Baby Bilirubin; Microbilirubin; Total Bilirubin, Neonatal