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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Bilirubin (Total)
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
5 mL
Special requirements for specimen collection
Paediatric samples; a minimum of 3 capillary tubes is required.
Reference Ranges
up to 21 umol/L
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Elevated in hepatic dysfunction, biliary obstruction or increased red cell turnover.  Increased in the newborn, but should be normal by 5 days, but may persist longer in premature infants. Mild increases are seen in Gilbert's syndrome.
Turn around time
Same day (working days)
Last modified: 02/08/2017