A 47-year-old member asked:
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what does bilirubin level of 42 mean?

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
39 years experience Pathology
Bilirubin: Elevated bilirubin can result from two main sources-- breakdown of hemoglobin (from red cells) and blockage of normal secretion from the liver (obstruction of a bile duct.) These two sources are distinguishable in blood (bound vs. unbound.) Get more information and correlation of type of bili to be sure.
Answered on Aug 7, 2015

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Inherited?: You may have an inherited disorder called krigler-najjar syndrome. It is not medically significant. Have someone review all of your bilirubin levels f ... Read More
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