Clinical application of transcutaneous bilirubin measurement
early prediction of hyperbilirubinaemia.
Clinical evaluation of a new device for transcutaneous bilirubin measurement in Japanese infants.
Transcutaneous bilirubin measurement at the time of hospital discharge in a multiethnic newborn population.
The factors that interfere with the accuracy of transcutaneous bilirubin measurements are believed to be race, gestational age, and body weight.
The accuracy of the second prerequisite, transcutaneous bilirubin measurement
is equally problematic.
Transcutaneous bilirubin measurement in newborn infants: evaluation of a new spectrophotometric method.
Transcutaneous bilirubin measurements and serum total bilirubin levels in indigenous African infants.
2) In general, there is good agreement between transcutaneous bilirubin measurement
and serum bilirubin.
Transcutaneous bilirubin measurements were taken by application of Minolta Air Shield Jaundice Meter JM 102 to the forehead of infants.
It has been recommended that forehead is the site of choice for transcutaneous bilirubin measurements because it is usually accessible, skin surface of forehead is taut and firm and the frontal bone structure offers the necessary resistance to activate the xenon tube mechanism.
Studies have varied in their assessment of the accuracy of transcutaneous bilirubin assessment; poor to excellent agreement between transcutaneous bilirubin measurements and bilirubin measured in plasma has been reported (1-3, 5-9).
Blood and transcutaneous bilirubin measurements were obtained on all study participants, and none were excluded.