|Description||A breakdown product of haemoglobin metabolism.|
|Indication||Liver function test. Also used in the investigation of haemolytic anaemia.
|Additional Info||Gilbert's Syndrome is a relatively common cause of unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia thought to be due to deficiency in bilirubin glucuronyl transferase. See entry for Gilberts Syndrome. Please note: Bilrubin should not be added on to any sample after 2 hours or more post collection due to light degradation.|
|Interpretation||Total bilirubin may be raised in hepatobiliary disease e.g hepatitis, cholestasis, cirrhosis. Mildly raised levels may occur with haemolytic anaemia.
|Tube||Serum or Heparin|
|Collection Conditions||Use Gold top (serum gel) tube except for Intensive care units, renal unit, transplant unit, patients on IV heparin (use Green/Yellow top tube for these patients).|
|Min. Vol||1 mL|
|Ref. Range (Male)||2 - 21|
|Ref. Range (Female)|| 2 - 21|
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
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|IP Acute TAT||Refer to Website|
|IP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
Originally edited by : MC. Review due on 21/06/2017 11:56:39. Published By SB on 21/06/2016 11:56:39.