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Test Code FBIL Bilirubin, Total, Body Fluid, LAB182

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Pleural and peritoneal (ascites, pancreatic) fluid

Acceptable: Other body fluids must have Pathology approval before being reported

Specimen Volume: 0.1 mL of body fluid.

Stability: Specimens can be stored at 2 – 8°C for 5 days. For longer storage, samples may be

               frozen at -20°C or colder for up to 6 months.

Note: 1. Bilirubin is photosensitive. Specimens must be protected from light.

          2. Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

No established reference values

Useful For

Measurements of bilirubin are used in the diagnosis of liver disease, in the detection of hemolytic anemia, and to evaluate degrees of jaundice. 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Jendrassik-Grof End point with Sample Blank

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82247