Total Bilirubin

Test Code

TBIL

Methodology

Testing performed on Beckman Coulter DxC 700 AU analyzing serum.

Test Utility

Used in the evaluation of liver and biliary disease.

Specimen Storage and Stability

Exposure to direct sunlight can decrease bilirubin in samples by 50% within one hour. When well protected from light, bilirubin in serum is stable for up to 3 days at 2-8C and for approximately three months when stored at -20C or colder.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Serum sample, Gold Top or Tiger SST, minimum 2.0mL, is recommended. Samples should be protected from light.

Specimen Rejection

  • Improperly labeled

  • Specimen grossly

  • Hemolyzed uncentrifuged

Reference Ranges

0.3 - 1.0mg/dL

Performed

Monday - Saturday, 16 hours a day.

Result available after getting the specimen in 5 hours.

STAT results available within 2 hours of receipt in the Laboratory.

*NOTE: All Specimen Refrigerated (2-8°C) for 7 days only.

Contacts

Vibra Health Laboratory

Phone: (248) 846-0663

VibraHealthLab.com

1307 Allen Dr, Suite A, Troy, MI 48083