NBILI - Specimen: Neonatal Bilirubin, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: NBILI    
Neonatal Bilirubin, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Necessary Information

Patient's age and sex are required.

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 vial (T192)

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: 2 Serum gel Microtainers

Acceptable: 2 Red top Microtainers

Submission Container/Tube: Amber vial (T192)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Protect specimen from light.

2. Serum gel Microtainers should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

3. Red-top Microtainers should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.

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

0.25 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild reject; Gross reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

 

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
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)24 hours
 Frozen 30 days
 Ambient 6 hours