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What would a blood test with high total bilirubin mean?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Liver and red cells: Bilirubin is the metabolic product of hemoglobin. The high levels may be from excessive destruction of red blood cells, damage to the liver parenchymal cells or obstruction to the flow of bile. Examining the components of bilirubin, direct and indirect, helps in differentiating among the various causes, .

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