BFBL - Specimen: Bilirubin, Body Fluid

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: BFBL    
Bilirubin, Body Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Body Fluid

Necessary Information

Indicate specimen source.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Supplies: Amber Frosted Tube, 5 mL (T192)

Collection Container/Tube: Body fluid container

Submission Container/Tube: Opaque, amber vial (T192)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge, separate supernatant, and send both supernatant and sediment.

2. Protect specimen from light.

3. Label specimens as sediment and supernatant.


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Test Request Form (T728) with the specimen (

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK



Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Body FluidFrozen (preferred)70 days
 Refrigerated 14 days