The Jaundice in early infancy CPG has been updated by the CPG Committee.
The Key points for the CPG are
- If significant jaundice is clinically suspected, a serum bilirubin level should be performed as visual estimation of jaundice is unreliable
- The majority of jaundice in well infants is physiological, and does not require investigation and management
- Features suggestive of pathological jaundice include: onset <24 hours old, unwell baby, elevated conjugated bilirubin component, prolonged jaundice, pale stool. These require prompt investigation and management