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A 34-year-old female asked:

Blood result for bilirubin was 27. all other liver function tests were great though so my doctor said it doesn't matter about the bilirubin. ok?

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Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Isolated bliirubin: Isolated modestly elevated bilirubin is usually not meaningful but not to levels of 27. Did you mean 2.7? That would be a modest elevation, but 27 is too high to be a "nevermind".
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Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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Aha! Using mmol units where 21 is the upper limit of normal, 27 is fine, likely representing Gilbert's syndrome, a non-serious condition.
Aug 11, 2014
Last updated May 17, 2015


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