Improved transcutaneous bilirubinometry: Comparison of SpectRx BiliCheck and Minolta Jaundice Meter JM-102 for estimating total serum bilirubin in a normal newborn population

Alex Robertson, Steve Kazmierczak, Paul Vos

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Abstract

Objective: To compare a new transcutaneous bilirubinometer, which uses multiple wavelength analysis of reflectance data (BiliCheck system), and the commonly used two-wavelength bilirubinometer (Jaundice Meter JM-102) to estimate serum bilirubin. Study Design: Jaundiced newborn term infants (101 babies) had transcutaneous bilirubinometry (TCB) using each bilirubinometer, a determination of skin color using a skin color chart, and a total serum bilirubin determination. Results: The variability of the BiliCheck system was less than the variability of the Jaundice Meter JM-102. The accuracy of the BiliCheck system was not affected by skin color, whereas the Jaundice Meter JM-102 was affected. Conclusion: Multiple wavelength analysis, as used in the BiliCheck system, is a significant improvement in TCB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-14
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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