Bilirubin Pretreatment Total Lab Value


**Note 1:** Physician statement of Bilirubin Pretreatment Total Lab Value can be used to code this data item when no other information is available. **Note 2:** Record the lab value of the highest Bilirubin Total test results documented in the medical record **prior to treatment**. The lab value may be recorded in a lab report, history and physical, or clinical statement in the pathology report. **Note 3:** Assay of Bilirubin Pretreatment Total Lab Value includes conjugated (direct) and unconjugated (indirect) bilirubin. Record the total bilirubin value for this data item. **Note 4:** Record to the nearest tenth of mg/dL or umol/L the highest total bilirubin value prior to treatment. **Note 5:** The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) is a numerical scale used to determine how urgently a patient with liver disease needs a liver transplant. Results from three routine lab tests are used to calculate the MELD score. Bilirubin, one of the tests, measures how effectively the liver excretes bile. **Note 6:** The same laboratory test should be used to record information in Bilirubin Pretreatment Unit of Measure [NAACCR Data Item # 3814].




NAACCR #3813


Code Description
0.0 0.0 milligram/deciliter (mg/dL) 0.0 micromole/liter (umol/L)
0.1-999.9 0.1-999.9 milligram/deciliter (mg/dL) 0.1-999.9 micromole/liter (umol/L)
XXX.1 1000 milligram/deciliter (mg/dL) or greater 1000 micromole/liter (umol/L) or greater
XXX.7 Test ordered, results not in chart
XXX.8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case (If this item is required by your standard setter, use of code XXX.8 will result in an edit error.)
XXX.9 Not documented in medical record Bilirubin Pretreatment Total Lab Value not assessed or unknown if assessed