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Laboratory Medicine

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Bilirubin, Fluid

Test Name

Bilirubin, Fluid

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Sterile Container

Minimum Volume = 1 ml Body Fluid

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect Sample in a sterile container. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Special Instructions Serum or heparinized plasma free from hemolysis collected with or without gel separator. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection

Rejection Criteria: Unlabeled, Leaky or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Fluid Bilirubin is stable for 4 hours at room temperature protected from light, refrigerated for 1 week and for 6 months at -15°C to -20°C.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 hour for Trauma / Stat - 2 hours for routine

Test Utilization

Reference Value

No reference range established for fluids. Pleural fluid to serum bilirubin ratios are expected to be <= 1.0 and should be interpreted in conjunction with other clinical findings

Test Code



Spectrophotometric (Kinetic rate method)

Testing Location


Other Information

Last Updated: March 26, 2020