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Blood Test Information

Bilirubin
 
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Test Code: BIL

Tube type: SST

Other acceptable tube types
Lithium heparin (pale green)

Special instructions
Usually requested as part of an LFT panel, but can be requested individually.

Reference Range
0 - 21 days: no reference range quoted
22+ days: <21

Time limit for add on
2 days post collection

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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