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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. Completed specimens are stored refrigerated for 5 days. 

Specimen Transport Temperature


LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Bilirubin, Total 1975-2