BILIRUBIN, DIRECT AND TOTAL
Bilirubin, Direct and Total
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Preferably, separate serum or plasma from cells before transport. PROTECT FROM LIGHT.
Grossly hemolyzed specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
Total: 0.0-1.0 mg/dL
Direct: 0-0.2 mg/dL
Age adjusted ranges.
All ages: Total >14.9 mg/dL
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:00 AM