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Blood Test Information

Paediatric Bilirubin
(a.k.a SBR)

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Tube type: Blank

Special instructions
Protect from light.
As with all samples, the tube must be labelled correctly.

Tube type
Sarstedt Microvette (brown lithium heparin -CB300) preferred.
Capillary tube sample acceptable.

Reference Range
Birth-1 day <100
1-2 days <140
3-5 days <200
The result should decrease to adult values (<17 umol/L) by day 10 but breast fed infants may take longer. Ranges for premature babies differ, please contact lab.

Minimum retesting interval
Test should not be repeated within 1 day


Turnaround Time
1 day

Department: Biochemistry


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