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What is a high bilirubin level in adults?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
More than ~1.5 mg/dL: Or thereabouts. Whether it means anything is another story. Folks with gilbert's hover between here and maybe 3-4 without being sick. Folks who have hemolysis from illness or extreme athletics run a high bilirubin that's well tolerated. Liver disease and bile duct obstruction are likely to raise bile salts and the jaundice is thus more unpleasant.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is considered to be a high bilirubin level?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: In an adult a level above 1.0 mg would be considered high. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bilirubin/my00094/dsection=results.

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