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​Bilirubin Total


​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Plasma
​Required Volume
  • ​Optimal Volume: 4.5 mL Full collection tube
  • Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection.)
  • Pediatric Volume
  • Capillary Volume: 400 uL
  • ​4 hours on cells
  • 1 day at 15 – 25ºC
  • 7 days at 2-8ºC
  • Protect from light if testing delayed for greater than 4 hours
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • ​24 hours a day
Testing Site​
  • ​RUH, SPH, SCH
  • Rural-Humboldt, Rosthern, Wadena, Watrous, Wynyard
Results Reporting​
  • In Hospital reported within 2 hours
  • Community urgent reported within 4 hours
  • Community routine reported within 24 hours
  • Critical results ≥ 300 μmol/L will be phoned
​Reflex Testing
  • ​Plasma/serum: Diazo method (photometric)
  • Rural: Colorimetric
​Specimen Retention
  • ​3 days
Alternate Test Names​
  • ​Bilirubin
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • BILIT (For Laboratory Use Only)


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-244 v2

Last Modified: Friday, April 8, 2016 |
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