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Blood Test Information

Bilirubin
 
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Tube type: SST

Reference range
<22

Units
Ámol/L

Linked to
LFT

Turnaround Time
1 day

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Increased in jaundice. Measurement of direct bilirubin to differentiate cause is sometimes useful, especially in paediatric use. Isolated hyperbilirubinaemia in adults probably due to Gilbert's syndrome - measure direct (<25% of total), reticulocytes (normal) and haptoglobin (normal) to differentiate from haemolytic disease.

 
 

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