Transcutaneous bilirubinometry versus total serum bilirubin measurement for newborns
CITATION: Okwundu, C. I., et al. 2017. Transcutaneous bilirubinometry versus total serum bilirubin measurement for newborns. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 5:1-12, Art. CD012660, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD012660.
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This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Diagnostic test accuracy). The objectives are as follows: - To determine the diagnostic accuracy of TcB as: i) a diagnostic test for hyperbilirubinaemia in newborns suspected to have hyperbilirubinaemia on visual inspection; ii) 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.