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  • Bilirubin, Amniotic fluid (DeltaOD450)

    Test Name:Bilirubin, Amniotic fluid (DeltaOD450)
    Epic Order Code:LAB5017
    CPT Code:82143
    Specimen(s) Type:Amniotic Fluid; 4.0 mL minimum volume
    Acceptable Container(s):Container: Brown vials provided in commercial amniocentesis kits are recommended.
    Testing Schedule:Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4pm.
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
    Routine: 1.5 hours
    Collection Information:Specimens collected by amniocentesis must be protected from light after collection.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, store and transport at 2-8° C up to 12 hours. If longer storage is required, freeze sample at -20° C.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficent quantity, incorrect transport.
    Reference Range:Zone 1: Fetus normal or slightly affected.
    Zone 2: Fetus moderately affected
    Zone 3: Fetus greatly affected
    Additional Information:Sources of contamination: include oxyhemoglobin, meconium, elevated maternal serum bilirubin crossing placenta, and urine.
    Direct exposure to light must be avoided at all times.