The correlation study of transcutaneous bilirubin measurements in neonates
Andra Kurnianto, Herman Bermawi, Erial Bahar, Afifa Ramadanti, Indrayadi
The use of TcB screening reduces the number of blood tests for bilirubin determination. Our aim was to evaluate the correlation of TSB and TcB measurement in neonates.This prospective study was done in Mohammad Hoesin Hospital Palembang from February 2016 through July 2016. Transcutaneous bilirubin measurements were performed on the infant's forehead and sternum. TSB/TcB measurements were performed in 150 Asian origin infant’s age < 28 days (3.77+3.46 days). The correlation coefficients (r) for TSB and TcB measurements over forehead and sternum were 0.897 and 0.891 (p<0.001).Transcutaneous bilirubin assessment by JM-105 at forehead and sternum has demonstrated high and significant correlation when compared to total serum bilirubin measured by chemical laboratory method. It can be favorably used as a screening test to identify the need for serum bilirubin measurement, but it cannot substitute for total serum bilirubin estimation.
Andra Kurnianto, Herman Bermawi, Erial Bahar, Afifa Ramadanti, Indrayadi. The correlation study of transcutaneous bilirubin measurements in neonates. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 4, Issue 11, 2016, Pages 34-37