Transcutaneous bilirubinometry versus total serum bilirubin measurement for newborns

  • To determine the diagnostic accuracy of TcB as:
    1. a diagnostic test for hyperbilirubinaemia in newborns suspected to have hyperbilirubinaemia on visual inspection;
    2. a diagnostic test for monitoring bilirubin levels in newborns receiving treatment (e.g. phototherapy) for hyperbilirubinaemia.
    • To determine whether the gestational age, postnatal age, body weight, race and site of TcB measurement have any influence on the accuracy of TcB measurement for hyperbilirubinaemia in newborns.

    This is a protocol.