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Test Name: Bilirubin, Urine (Qualitative)

Test Code(s): UBIL / HCUBIL

CPT Code(s): 81002

Test Description: Included In: Urinalysis, Urinalysis Reagent Strip

Methodology: Automated Urine Chemistry Analyzer

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

Turnaround Time: Stat: 1 hour.
Routine: 4 hours.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Random urine

Collection Instructions: Indicate whether specimen is midstream, indwelling catheter, single catheter or other method of collection.  Refrigerate if transportation to lab is delayed. For midstream urine collection instructions refer to Health Facts for you - Male HF #4247, Female HF # 4236 located on UConnect.

Collection Container: Preferred: Sterile screw cap container

Collection Volume: Preferred: 10 mL
Pediatrics: 3 mL

Sample Analyzed: Urine aliquot

Volume Required: Preferred: 10 mL
Pediatrics: 3 mL

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to the laboratory immediately.    Transport with coolant pack if coming from outreach location.  Protect specimen from light by placing in brown paper bag.

Unacceptable Criteria: Samples held at room temperature for more than 2 hours or samples refrigerated for more than 24 hours are not acceptable.

Stability: Ambient: 2 hours- protect from light
Refrigerated: 24 hours- protect from light
Frozen: Not acceptable


Expected Results:


Additional Information:

Conversion and Sensitivity Chart Link



*Positive screen not confirmed. Clinical correlation recommended."

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