Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

MiChart Code
Bilirubin, Total
Soft Order Code
TBIL

Test Updated:

Synonyms

BILIRUBIN, TOTAL
TBIL
TBILP

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Colorimetric (Vanadate Oxidation)

Test Usage

Liver function test useful in the diagnosis of jaundice due to liver disease, hemolytic anemia, and ABO/Rh incompatability.

Reference Range

1-11 years: 0.1 - 1.0 mg/dL; 12-150 years: 0.2 - 1.2 mg/dL. 0-1 month: Critical Value >=15 mg/dL.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. Protect specimen from light (place in brown plastic bag or aliquot into brown tube). Fractionated Bilirubin (BILIFRAC) instead of Total Bilirubin (TBIL) is recommended for neonates <14 days old.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
82247
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
1975-2

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.