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Test Code BLOD0951 Neonatal Bilirubin: Total, Direct, and Indirect

Useful For

Detecting hemolytic anemia, diagnosing liver disease, and evaluating degrees of jaundice

Profile Information


Test Code Test Name Methodology



BLOD0578 Bilirubin Direct (Conjugated) Diazo Caffeine/Benzoate (Jendrassik-Grof) with Blank/Bichromatic End point Yes
BLOD0577 Bilirubin Total  Direct Spectrophotometry (Bilirubinometer) Yes
N/A Bilirubin Indirect (Unconjugated) Calculation No


Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Blood

Container/Tube: 2 Amber Microtainers

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions: Protect specimen from light.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient <8 hours/Refrigerated >8 hours

Specimen Stability


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Ambient 8 hours
  Refrigerated 5 days
  Frozen 3 months


Reference Values


Component Age Break Normal Range Critical Values
Neonatal Bilirubin, Total 0-1 day 0.0-5.8 mg/dL >6.0 mg/dL
  1-2 days 0.0-8.2 mg/dL >12.0 mg/dL
  2-3 days 0.0-8.2 mg/dL >15.0 mg/dL
  3 days-1 month 0.0-11.7 mg/dL >17.0 mg/dL
  ≥ 1 month 0.0-1.3 mg/dL >20.0 mg/dL
Neonatal Bilirubin, Direct 0-60 days 0.2-1.0 mg/dL >20.0 mg/dL
  ≥ 60 days 0.0-0.3 mg/dL >20.0 mg/dL
Neonatal Bilirubin, Indirect 0-30 days 0.0-11.7 mg/dL  
  ≥ 30 days 0.0-1.0 mg/dL  


Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding