Evaluation of a Smartphone Based Screening Tool for Neonatal Jaundice

St Olav Hospital in Trondheim and Akershus University Hospital in Lørenskog

Patients: 302 term newborns

  • Age: 1 – 15 days
  • Gestational age: ≥ 37 weeks
  • Birth weight ≥ 2500 g


Aim: to evaluate the performance of Picterus Jaundice Pro in newborns of a Norwegian population.

Methods: observational cross-sectional study correlating methods of measuring bilirubin levels by:

  • Images (Picterus JP)
  • TcB (Dräger JM-103 or Dräger JM-105)
  • Total serum bilirubin (TSB) measurements


Results: This was the first clinical study performed. The bilirubin measurements from the Picterus Jaundice Pro images were highly correlated to TSB levels.

Read more about the study methods and results in the scientific publication >

Aune A, Vartdal G, Bergseng H, Randeberg LL, Darj E. Bilirubin estimates from smartphone images of newborn infants’ skin correlated highly to serum bilirubin levels. Acta Paediatr. 2020 Dec;109(12):2532-2538. doi: 10.1111/apa.15287. Epub 2020 Apr 19. PMID: 32267569.

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