To compare the performance and accuracy of the JM-103 transcutaneous bilirubinometer and Bilistick System in measuring total serum bilirubin for the early identification of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.
The study was performed on 126 consecutive term and near-term (⩾36 weeks' gestational age) jaundiced newborns in Cairo University Children Hospital NICU, Egypt. Total serum bilirubin was assayed concurrently by the clinical laboratory and Bilistick System and estimated using the JM-103 transcutaneous bilirubin instrument. Bland–Altman analysis was used to evaluate the agreement between determinations.
The limits of agreement of the Bilistick System (−5.8 to 3.3 mg dl−1) and JM-103 system (−5.4 to 6.0 mg dl−1) versus the clinical laboratory results were similar.
The Bilistick System is an accurate alternative to transcutaneous (TcB) determination for early diagnosis and proper management of the neonatal jaundice.
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Dr Tiribelli is the President and CEO of Bilimetrix s.r.l., and Drs Greco and Coda Zabetta are the employees of Bilimetrix s.r.l. The remaining authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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Greco, C., Iskander, I., Akmal, D. et al. Comparison between Bilistick System and transcutaneous bilirubin in assessing total bilirubin serum concentration in jaundiced newborns. J Perinatol 37, 1028–1031 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/jp.2017.94
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