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The symptoms depend on the stage of kernicterus.
Late stage (full neurological syndrome):
A blood test will show a high bilirubin level (greater than 20-25 mg/dL).
Note: Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.
American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Fetus and Newborn. Hospital stay for healthy term newborns. Pedatrics. 2010; 125: 405.
American Academy of Pediatrics, Subcommittee on Hyperbilirubinemia Management of hyperbilirubinemia in the newborn infant 35 or more weeks of gestation. Pediatrics. 2004;114: 297-316.
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