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The BiliStrip is a simple, inexpensive two (or three) color icterometer to help mothers and community workers detect jaundice and determine when to seek care. Colors are standardized to 5, 10, and 15 mg/dL plasma levels.

How it works

Press the nose with your finger to blanch the skin and compare the skin color with the bilistrip.  The second (or middle) color represents about 10 mg/dL.


In a study of nearly 2500 newborns, mothers (using a two color BiliStrip) accurately identified infants requiring phototherapy in all but one infant.(Olusanya BO, et al.,  PLoS One. 2017 Aug 24;12(8):e0183882).

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