Transcutaneous bilirubinometry is a reliably conservative method of assessing neonatal jaundice.

@article{Srinivas2015TranscutaneousBI,
  title={Transcutaneous bilirubinometry is a reliably conservative method of assessing neonatal jaundice.},
  author={G. Lakshmi Srinivas and Christina Dibattista Cuff and Myla D. Ebeling and James McElligott},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 16},
  pages={
          2635-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE In order to reduce invasive testing in newborns prior to discharge, we tested the direction of the correlation between transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) and total serum bilirubin (TSB), the likelihood of missing high TSBs with a raised threshold for confirmatory testing, and also calculated potential cost savings from fewer laboratory testing. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional analysis of single paired TcB and TSB results measured at 36 ± 2 h of life in neonates ≥37 weeks admitted… CONTINUE READING