Bilirubin, Total/Direct, Serum

Test ID: 

702796

CPT code:

82247,

82248

Synonyms:

Bilirubin, Total, Conjugated, and Unconjugated

Clinical Use:

Liver and biliary tests are useful in the differential diagnosis of jaundice from bilirubin overproduction (hemolysis), decreased uptake (Gilbert disease), decreased conjugation (hepatocellular disease, familial, drug-induced, pregnancy; obstructive bile duct disease).

Specimen Type:

Serum (preferred) or plasma

Requested Volume: 

3 mL

Minimum Volume: 

1 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green-top (lithium heparin) tube

Collection:

Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection.

Storage Instructions:

Refrigerate

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

2 days

Refrigerated

3 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x2

Rejection Criteria

Severe hemolysis; improper labeling; severe lipemia

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