AFBIL - Specimen: Bilirubin, Amniotic Fluid

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: AFBIL    
Bilirubin, Amniotic Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Amniotic Fld

Necessary Information

Gestational age at time of amniocentesis is 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 Frosted Tube, 5 mL (T192)

Collection Container/Tube: Amniotic fluid container

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

Specimen Volume: 3.5 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.

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

1.7 mL

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






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
Amniotic FldFrozen70 days