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  • Bilirubin, Neonatal

Bilirubin, Neonatal

Includes: Conjugated and Unconjugated Bilirubin

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB51A
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   82247
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine 30; STAT 888
Specimen Routine: 1 ml blood/serum separator tube/gold top/red top acceptable
  micro: 200 µl blood/serum separator bullet/gold top/red top
Stability Unspun:

4 hours
Room Temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerator: 7 days
Frozen: 6 months

Availability Routine: 24 hours/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time   STAT 1 hr., Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range Normal: see Table below
  Critical:  >14.9 mg/dl 
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--Order on Infants <15 days old, or in continuation of following patients' bilirubin from birth.

 Reference Ranges: Neonatal Bilirubin

AgeRange: mg/dl
0-1 days  < 5.8
 1-2 days  < 8.2
 3-5 days  < 11.7
 6 days - 1 mo  Variable
1 mo+  < 1.2

Reviewed by joanne_rich on February 28, 2018

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514