Direct Bilirubin

Additional Information:

UFHPL Epic order code: LAB52

CPT Code(s):

82248

Collection Procedure:

Serum gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

Specimen Requirements:

Type: Peripheral Blood

Container/Tube:

  • Serum, gel
  • Plasma, gel

Sample Volume: 0.5mL serum

Stability (collection to initiation of testing): Specimens should be protected from light if exposure to direct sunlight may occur.

  • Refrigerated: 3 days
  • Frozen: 3 months
Unacceptable Conditions:

  • Moderate or gross hemolysis

Methodology:

This direct bilirubin reagent utilizes a variation of the classic method developed by Van den Bergh and Mueller.

Reported:

Within 24 hours

Reference Values:

0.0-0.2 MG/DL

Performed:

Monday - Friday