CPT Code: 82248|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Green top ( lithium heparin ) tube or Red top ( no anticoagulant )
Collection Volume: 0.6 mL (minimum 0.4 mL)
Cause for rejection: Hemolysis, lipemia, specimen exposed to light
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Diazo Method
Special Instructions: Protect the specimen from light exposure. Ask that the blue bilirubin lights in the NICU be turned off while collecting.
TAT: 1 hour
Panel Includes: Total and Direct Bilirubin
Additional Info: Reference range is age dependent; available on patient report
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308