Bilirubin, DirectMain Content
Test Code: 285
CPT Code(s): 82248
Methodology: Spectrophotometry (SP)
Clinical Significance: Measurement of the levels of bilirubin is used in the diagnosis and treatment of liver, hemolytic, hematologic, and metabolic disorders, including hepatitis and gall bladder obstruction. The assessment of direct bilirubin is helpful in the differentiation of hepatic disorders. The increase in total bilirubin associated with obstructive jaundice is primarily due to the direct (conjugated) fraction. Both direct and indirect bilirubin are increased in the serum with hepatitis.
Alternative Name(s): Conjugated Bilirubin
Supply: T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL
Preferred Specimen: Serum
Preferred Volume: 1mL
Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Special Instructions: Protect from light by wrapping a spun SST in foil or transferring serum to an amber transport vial
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 24 hours
Rejection Criteria: Hemolysis; Anticoagulated specimens
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