ED Guidelines for Evaluation/Treatment of Neonates with Hyperbilirubinemia/Jaundice

Total Serum Bilirubin

TSB = BU + BC

Definition of Pathologic Jaundice

Identify Risk Factors: AAP Guidelines for Phototherapy, 2004

Infants with any of the following conditions are designated higher risk because of potential negative effects on albumin binding of bilirubin, the blood-brain barrier, and susceptibility of the brain cells to damage by bilirubin: