30650:BILIRUBIN, DIRECT

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30650:BILIRUBIN, DIRECT
Alias Names: DIRECT BILIRUBIN
Methodology: Diazo
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 82248
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin) or one 4.5 mL plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Protect specimen from light by wrapping tube in foil. Centrifuge SST or PST within 2 hours of collection, refrigerate, and transport in original tube. Centrifuge green tube within 2 hours of collection, separate plasma from cells, pour into a plastic vial and refrigerate for transport. Wrap separated plasma specimen in foil.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Exposure to light causes a decrease of bilirubin in the specimen.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis.

0-0.3 mg/dL