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What would cause a slightly elevated bilirubin? my level was 1.2 mg/dl today and is usually always in the .4-.6 range (last checked october 2022). ast, alt and albumin were all normal. alkaline phosphatase was low?

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Dr. Frank Amico Sr answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

you probably have a condition known as Gilbert’s syndrome which causes a mild elevation in bilirubin when you are dehydrated . It is an inherited condition when your liver produces bilirubin and is usually discovered accidentally when routine blood work is done. It requires no treatment and is of no major concern.

Answered 8/5/2023

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