BILIRUBIN, BODY FLUID

Code
000.0000
Name
BILIRUBIN, BODY FLUID
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
82247
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
25833
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Body fluid, Red top (serum) tube

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer supernatant to a plastic tube
Refrigerate specimen (Only stable 48 hours)

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Negative

Note: Physician must interpret results based upon origin of fluid and patient's clinical condition

Methodology

Tablet Reagent Reaction

Clinical Significance

Test for the presence of bilirubin.

Serous fluids for laboratory examination are collected by needle aspiration from body cavities. These aspiration procedures could include thoracentesis (pleural), pericardiacentesis (pericardial), synovial (joint) fluid and paracentesis (peritoneal). Many pathologic conditions can cause a buildup (effusion) of serous fluids. Effusion of serous fluid can be placed into two general categories: transudates and exudates. A transudate disrupts the balance in the regulation of fluid filtration and reabsorption. An example is the changes in hydrostatic pressure created by congestive heart failure. Exudates are produced by conditions that directly involve the membranes of the particular cavity including infections and malignancies. Analysis of body fluid usually includes one or more of the following: cell count, differential, total protein, crystals, pH, specific gravity, glucose, albumin, amylase, sodium, potassium, chloride, LD, creatinine, urea nitrogen, uric acid, routine culture, and cytologic studies. Additional testing may include specialized microbiology cultures for AFB or fungus or testing for the presence of bilirubin. Only those tests that are ordered will be performed.

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