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Bilirubin, Direct
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Information

Bilirubin, Direct – Measurement of the levels of bilirubin is used in the diagnosis and treatment of liver, hemolytic, hematologic, and metabolic disorders, including hepatitis and gall bladder obstruction. The assessment of direct bilirubin is helpful in the differentiation of hepatic disorders. The increase in total bilirubin associated with obstructive jaundice is primarily due to the direct (conjugated) fraction. Both direct and indirect bilirubin are increased in the serum with hepatitis.

Methodology
Spectrophotometry
Specimen Required

SST, Serum. Volume 1 (0.5) mL. Stability: Ambient – 7 Hours, Refrigerated – 7 Days, Frozen – 2 Months

CPT Code(s)
82248