|Test||BILIRUBIN, AMNIOTIC FLUID|
|Description||Useful for the evaluation of Rh disease, ie, hemolytic disease of the fetus.
Monitoring disease progression to assess need for fetal transfusion
|Specimen||1. Centrifuge, separate supernatant, and send both supernatant and sediment in separate opaque, amber vials to protect from light.
CAUTION: Bilirubin is photosensitive. Collect the specimen in an opaque amber container and/or wrap in aluminum foil.
2. Label specimens as sediment and supernatant.
Additional Information: Gestational age at time of amniocentesis is required.
|Reference Values||Interpretation of fetal risk is dependent upon gestational age.|
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Saturday|