Bilirubin Direct, Serum
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Acidified sodium nitrite produces nitrous acid which reacts with sulfanilic acid (in acidic solution) to form a diazonium salt. The diazotized sulfanilic acid then reacts with bilirubin to form isomers of azobilirubin. In the direct bilirubin assay, only conjugated bilirubin is converted by the diazotized sulfanilic acid. The intensity of the color of azobilirubin is measured photometrically at 570 nm and is proportional to the direct (conjugated) bilirubin concentration.(Package insert: Roche Direct Bilirubin reagent; Indianapolis, IN, October 1999)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Sunday; Continuously