Neonatal Jaundice

ALL visibly jaundiced neonates need a bilirubin measurement.

Assessment of jaundice must always include assessment of health, risk factors and signs of system illness.


Follow the RCHT guideline: 



Unwell jaundiced baby of any age:

Immediate telephone referral to Neonatal (if less than 1 week old) or Acute Paediatric inpatient service, or 999 if A, B, or C compromise. 


Apparently well baby with jaundice:


Date:                July 2021

Review Date:   July 2022

Contributors:   Dr Andrew Collinson, Dr Chris Bell, Consultant Paediatrician, RCHT

RMS GP:           Dr S Burns

Version No.  1.2