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Test Code 2610 Bilirubin, Total, Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory


Colorimetric (Diazo Jendrassik-Grof)

Literature Reference:

Package insert: Total bilirubin reagent. Roche Corporation BLT3, 07/2014.

Specimen Requirements

Note: This test is also available as part of #6961 Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) and #6965 Hepatic Function Panel. See Common Panel Test Combinations in Special Instructions to avoid duplicate test requests when multiple panels are ordered.


Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Mint-green top (lithium heparin)

Specimen Volume: Full tube


Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Turnaround Time:
STAT: 1 hour after receipt in laboratory 
Routine: 2 to 4 hours after receipt in laboratory

Reference Values

0 – 24 hrs: 0.1 - 5.0 mg/dL

24 – 48 hrs: 0.1 –  8.0 mg/dL

48 – 120 hrs: 0.1 –  12.0 mg/dL

5 days – 2 wks: 0.1 - 8.0 mg/dL

2 wks-1 month: 0.1 - 5.0 mg/dL

1 month - 18 years: 0.1-1.2 mg/dL

>18 years: 0.1-1.2 mg/dL

Literature Reference:

Tietz, Burtis CA, Ashwood ER, Bruns DE eds: Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics 5th ed: Chapter 32, p. 985, Elsevier, St. Louis, MO 2012.

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Alternate Tube:

1 dark green-top (lithium heparin) tube
1 red-top tube
Analyte Stability:

See Analyte Stability Chart in Special Instructions.

Laboratory Processing Instructions:

Test performed in BJH Core Lab.  Processed by automated line for delivery to the Cobas 8000. Test performed in North Campus Laboratory. Centrifuge upon receipt and deliver to the Modular. Completed specimens are stored refrigerated for 5 days. 

Specimen Transport Temperature


LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Bilirubin, Total 1975-2