Test Catalog

Test ID: AFBIL    
Bilirubin, Amniotic Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Amniotic Fld

Shipping Instructions

Ship specimen in amber vial to protect from light.

Necessary Information

Gestational age at time of amniocentesis is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: Amber Frosted Tube, 5 mL (T192)

Collection Container/Tube: Amniotic fluid container

Submission Container/Tube: Opaque, amber vial (T192)

Specimen Volume: 3.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge, separate supernatant, and send both supernatant and sediment.

2. Label specimens as sediment and supernatant.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1.7 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected






Mild OK; Gross OK



Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Amniotic FldFrozen70 days