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Jaundice investigations

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry


  • 1 x Lithium heparin (green top)
  • 1 x Fluoride oxalate (grey top)
  • 1 x Clotted (red top)


Turnaround Time:

24 hours


For initial investigations, tests advised include:

  • urea and electrolytes, liver function tests, conjugated bilirubin
  • lactate and glucose
  • thyroid function

Please contact the Duty Biochemist if you require advice on second line tests associated with jaundice.

Other Comments:

These requirements have been created in partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital and this Trust’s paediatric guidelines. Ensure that you refer to this Trust’s Paediatric guidelines for the management of patients with these presentations.