Specimen Requirements

Title

BILIRUBIN, TOTAL

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range

By Report

Turnaround

1 day

Clinical Use

Measurement of the levels of bilirubin, an organic compound formed during the normal and abnormal destruction of red blood cells, is used in the diagnosis and treatment of liver, hemolytic, hematologic, and metabolic disorders, including hepatitis and gall bladder block.

Test Code

TBILI