Bilirubin: The Lab's Role in Diagnosis of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia
MedSun: Newsletter #51, August 2010
AACC Clinical Laboratory News
The role of the laboratory in the assessment of hyperbilirubinemia is to provide accurate bilirubin results. A number of methods are available on clinical analyzers, some of which need to be improved, as well as transcutaneous devices that are becoming more prevalent. More extensive studies on the correlation between transcutaneous devices and clinical laboratory analyzers need to be completed to determine the acceptability of the transcutaneous measurement within the context of screening for hyperbilirubinemia.
AACC Clinical Laboratory News. Bilirubin: The Lab's Role in Diagnosis of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia. June 2010.