One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin).
Protect specimen from light by wrapping tube in foil. Centrifuge SST within 2 hours of collection and transport in original tube. Centrifuge green top tube within 2 hours of collection, separate plasma from cells and pour into a plastic tube for transport. Refrigerate. Wrap specimen in foil.
2 mL serum or plasma.
0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Refrigerated, wrapped in foil.
This unit code will give a Total Bilirubin, Direct Bilirubin, and Calculated Indirect Bilirubin. Exposure to light causes a decrease of Bilirubin in the specimen.