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How accurate are bilirubin tests

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Very: Bilirubin tests are very accurate in measuring the level of bilirubin. An elevated bilirubin does not always necessarily indicated a severe disease a ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Very: They'll tell you how much conjugated and unconjugated bilirubin are in your blood. What it means is for your physician and you to figure out.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Roukhadze
14 years experience Pathology
No: No need to fast to determine bilirubin levels.
A female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Mild bili elevation: It is slightly elevated. Why did you have it checked to start with? Some benign conditions may cause slight elevation but certainly you need to follow ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
How do you feel : Is important your blood tests of bilirubin is normal range
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
What's the problem?: I'm assuming these are the usual units. Normal direct / conjugated bilirubin in most labs is around 0 to 0.3 mg/dl; normal total bilirubin: 0.3 to 1.9 ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Don't worry: As a pathologist, i'm always telling people to look at the person, not the lab numbers. To do otherwise is stupid. You almost certainly have either mi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Billing: I would use individual cpt codes as i think this would give you maximal remuneration.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Yang
37 years experience Gastroenterology
Gilbert's syndrome: You may have gilbert's syndrome which is a common cause of isolated and asymptotic bilirubin elevation. Consult with your doctor to exclude other cau ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Depends...: It doesn't seem to be a severe problem but it all depends on other values in the blood and if you are having abdominal pain, changes in skin color, et ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Wilson
21 years experience Sleep Medicine
Probably not: It would be highly unusual for this medication to affect your liver functions.

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