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A 26-year-old male asked:

Urine sample showed ketone and bilirubin (17mmol+), should i seek fast investigation or wait gp (back in 2 weeks) blood tests are ok, no health issues?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Relax: Miss a meal and you'll often get a few ketones. If you're not jaundiced, the bilirubin is probably a false alarm. If you're taking "herbal medicines" that are often not what they are supposed to be and can cause cholestasis, consider stopping. Otherwise be thankful for good health.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
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Thanks for the follow up. Glad to help.
Feb 15, 2016
Last updated Sep 21, 2018


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