Bilirubin, Total, Fluid

Sterile Specimen Cup

Container Type

Test ID   LAB182
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   82247
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine 30; STAT 888; see important Comments
Specimen Routine: 1 ml fluid; No preservatives
Room Temperature: </= 4 hrs recommended
Refrigerator: 5 days
Frozen: 3 months
Availability 24 hours/day
Turnaround Time  
STAT: 1hr.
Routine: 2hrs
Reference Range Normal: undefined
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Provide fluid type fluid and source.
Reference range is not defined; other clinical data should be taken into consideration when interpreting these results.
  • Peritoneal fluid bilirubin >2.0 mg/dL with fluid/serum bilirubin ratio >1.0 may suggest perforation of the gallbladder into the peritoneum.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on January 13, 2022

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