30661:BILIRUBIN, TOTAL AND DIRECT

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30661:BILIRUBIN, TOTAL AND DIRECT
Methodology: Jendrassik-Grof (Total) / Diazo (Direct)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 82247 / 82248
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin).
Handling: 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.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated, wrapped in foil.
Comments: 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.

Reference Range:
Bilirubin, Total 0.1-1.2 mg/dL
Bilirubin, Direct 0.0-0.3 mg/dL
Bilirubin, Indirect 0.0-1.0 mg/dL