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Test Code LAB168 Bilirubin, Total and Direct

Department

CHEMISTRY

Collection Requirements

PROTECT FROM LIGHT.

Primary Collection Container

Green PST (Lithium Heparin)

Alternate Collection Container

Green Microtainer PST

Transport

Refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Centrifuge and refrigerate.

Separate from cells if testing is delayed more then 8 hours. Deliver to chemistry ASAP.

Stability

Refrigerated: 48 hours, when protected from light and separated from cells.

Minimum Testing Volume

0.1 mL

Reference Range

Refer to individual tests for reference ranges.

Methodology

Refer to individual tests for methodologies

Performed

Sunday – Saturday

Reported

As completed

CPT Codes

82247,82248

Unacceptable Conditions

Gross hemolysis.

Prolonged exposure to light.