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Table 3 The type and number of laboratory investigation pre- and post-intervention

From: Impact of a standardized protocol for the Management of Prolonged Neonatal Jaundice in a regional setting: an interventional quasi-experimental study

Pre-interventione Post-interventionf
Type of laboratory investigation The number of laboratory investigations; n = 1758 Type of laboratory investigation The number of laboratory investigations; n = 811
Total serum bilirubin without differential 249 (14.2) Serum bilirubin with differential 203 (25.0)
Urine culture and sensitivity test 237 (13.5) Urine dipstick & microscopy test 107 (13.2)
Liver function test 198 (11.3) Free T4/TSH 105 (12.9)
Serum bilirubin with differential 194 (11.0) Full blood counts 98 (12.1)
Free T4/TSH 180 (10.2) Reticulocyte count 86 (10.6)
Full blood counts 165 (9.4) Total serum bilirubin without differential 39 (4.8)
Full blood picture 139 (7.9) Urine culture and sensitivity test 25 (3.1)
Urine dipstick & microscopy test 131 (7.5) Liver function test 63 (7.8)
Reticulocyte count 102 (5.8) Renal Profile 24 (3.0)
Renal Profile 87 (4.9) Full blood picture 21 (2.6)
G6PD 47 (2.7) G6PD 9 (1.1)
Blood Group 24 (1.4) Blood Group 0 (0.0)
Ultrasound 3 (0.2) Ultrasound 3 (0.4)
TORCHES 2 (0.1) TORCHES 4 (0.5)
Urine dipstick 0 (0.0) Urine dipstick 24 (3.0)
  1. e199 patients were in pre-intervention phase
  2. f145 patients were in post-intervention phase
  3. Abbreviation: T4 Thyroxine, TSH Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, G6PD Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, TORCHES Toxoplasmosis, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes, Syphilis