45050:BILIRUBIN, AMNIOTIC FLUID

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45050:BILIRUBIN, AMNIOTIC FLUID
Alias Names: Spectrophotometry, Amniotic fluid
Methodology: Spectrophotometry (S)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: 24 hours or less; requires pathologist review.
CPT Code: 82143
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: 2 mL amniotic fluid.
Handling: Submit in a brown plastic vial or protect from light by wrapping in foil. If contaminated with RBCs, centrifuge at 2700 G, pour off specimen into new container, and send to lab immediately. Indicate gestation in weeks.
Stability: 24 hours ambient, or 7 days refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 2 mL amniotic fluid.
Minimum Volume: 1.5 mL amniotic fluid.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen not protected from light; frozen specimen.

See patient report.