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Test Code SQ DBIL, EPIC LAB52 Bilirubin, Direct, Plasma

Methodology

Jendrassik-Grof

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Neonates

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel) microtube

Specimen Volume: 0.25 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Avoid hemolysis.

2. Protect specimen from light.

 

Adults

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Avoid hemolysis.

2. Protect specimen from light.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Reference Values

<1 week: 0.0-0.9 mg/dL
≥1 week: 0.0-0.3 mg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82248