bilirubinometry

bilirubinometry

(bil?i-roo-bin-om'i-tre)
The laboratory technique of measuring bilirubin levels in blood, skin, cerebrospinal fluid, or urine. These measurements are used esp. in the treatment of hyperbilirubinemia in neonates.
See: hyperbilirubinemia; kernicterus
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Study on diagnostic value of transcutaneous bilirubinometry in neonate patients.
The BiliCam "compared favorably" with transcutaneous bilirubinometry, according to the investigators, Dr.
Over the last two decades, transcutaneous bilirubinometry has been developed as a noninvasive, safe, painless, and convenient method for the estimation of total bilirubin level but has not been widely adopted due to concerns about its accuracy.
Transcutaneous bilirubin bilirubinometry measures the amount of bilirubin transferring from serum to the skin tissue.
For decades practitioners have relied on the appearance and intensity of jaundice as a means of deciding when to obtain a TSB measurement, but recognizing that estimating TSB by eye is difficult and on occasion grossly misleading (3) has prompted the development of transcutaneous bilirubinometry.
Transcutaneous bilirubinometry is a noninvasive and cost-effective alternative.
However early studies at the time of its manufacturing recommend that optimal use of the instrument requires the relationship between serum bilirubin concentration and the transcutaneous bilirubinometry index to be determined for each device, institution and population7.
Simple, educated observation and close follow-up has been discredited and usurped by the current recommendation for mass screening of all newborns, regardless of risk factors with transcutaneous bilirubinometry (TcB).
Visual examination of the infant is not a reliable measure of jaundice and should be verified with transcutaneous bilirubinometry (TCB) and/or serum bilirubin testing (AAP, 2004; Moyer, Ahn, & Snead, 2000).
Because it is not subject to the same types of interferences as transcutaneous bilirubinometry, it is considered more reliable.