BILIRUBIN, TOTAL, BODY FLUID

Specimen Required
Acceptable fluid types are Biliary/Hepatic, Drain, Peritoneal/Ascites, or Pleural fluid. Specimen must be protected from light during collection, storage and shipment. Send 0.5 mL fluid (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in an amber plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Amniotic fluid, CSF, specimens too viscous to analyze.

Methodology
Quantitative Spectrophotometry

Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-5 days
Test CodeBTBF
CPT-4 Code (s)
82247
LOINC Codes
Bilirubin, Total, Body Fluid: 1974-5
Bilirubin, Total, Fluid Source: 31208-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory