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Bilirubin (Overview)

Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by the liver and kidneys.


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What does bilirubin moderately hemolyzed mean?

What does bilirubin moderately hemolyzed mean?

Specimen problem: The red blood cells in the blood sample were damaged during drawing or on the way to the lab. This can make some of the lab determinations more or less invalid. Your physician knows how to interpret this and whether to retest you. I'm sorry for the inconvenience and wish you luck with your lab work. ...Read more

Bilirubin (Overview)

Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by the liver and kidneys.


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What exactly does having elevated bilirubin in the liver mean?

What exactly does having elevated bilirubin in the liver mean?

See below: Elevated bilirubin may be due to excess destruction of red cells, liver inflammation, and/or blockage to the flow of bile. See this site for more information.
http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/jaundice/pages/causes. Aspx. ...Read more

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What causes the bilirubin to build up?

What causes the bilirubin to build up?

Three mechanisms: High bilirubin that is almost all unconjugated means hemolysis (tearing up red cells too fast) or gilbert's non-disease. If it is mostly conjugated, the bile ducts are obstructed, perhaps by a stone or tumor. If both are way up, probably the liver cells are being damaged. ...Read more

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My bilirubin is normal but my eyes colour is yellowist you tell me treatment my eyes and em treatment in home.........?

My bilirubin is normal but my eyes colour is yellowist you tell me treatment my eyes and em treatment in home.........?

Yellowish eyes: If you have normal liver function, then the yellowish tint may be normal for you. The color of an individual's white of the eye can vary. Staying hydrated and using occasional get-the-red-out drops may be helpful. If not, I would just ignore it. If it worsens, you should go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Blood work shows bilirubin at 1.9mg/dl (direct 0.4mg/dl) creatine kinase of 421 u/l. Urinalysis shows micr hematuria 5-10 rbc/hpf. What could it be?

Need more info.,,: It would be best to get more tests/info. Before deciding exactly what this is. It looks like there is a red cell destruction process going on from the bilirubin breakdown, but the hematuria and ck result could mean kidney and/or muscle injury. So it'd be wise to see your doctor soon to get more tests if you haven't had them to be sure. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My bilirubin total is 1.9, age 33. Pleas advise me. Is it safe.

Depends on lab: 1.9 is the upper end of normal in many laboratories. However, the normal range is determined by the specific lab that does the testing, and so they are the ones who can tell you for certain if this is within their normal range. ...Read more

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Is 2.1 bilirubin level dangerous?

Depends: Your total bilirubin level is just above the upper limit of normal for most labs, but in isolation, it doesn't help in finding its root cause or knowing its significance. Advise talking to your doctor about all your lab results. ...Read more

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What does high bilirubin mean and what damage?

Depending on levels.: Bilirubin is a by-product of blood cell breakdown which every living-human has. Small amount is normal, but too much can be toxic to the developing brain. Level of 14 or more in preterm and 17 in fullterm baby is concerning and needs medical attention. Feed the baby--as much as possible, more feeding, faster resolution of jaundice. Consult and follow up with doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Painful upper right abdomen, and occasionally lower front and back for several years. Blood tests fine except high bilirubin. V.Fit but v.Tired -help!

Painful upper right abdomen, and occasionally lower front and back for several years. Blood tests fine except high bilirubin. V.Fit but v.Tired -help!

Cholelithasis: When gallstones pass into the common bile duct they can cause right upper and pain. You need to discuss with your doctor a work-up of your gallbladder function. This can include an ultra-sound and a hida scan. Other possibilities include liver and pancreas problems. ...Read more

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My test result: Bilirubin total: 3.2 Mg/dl Bilirubin direct:0.5Mg/dl SGOT: 18 IU/L SGPT: 18 IU/L ALK PHP: 168 IU/L any need to visit a doctor?

You might want to,,,: Your bilirubin is high, especially the indirect fraction. The alkaline phosphatase is also high but not very. You might need more tests to find out the cause but it appears you've got some process increasing the liver activity and possibly hemolysing (breaking up) your red cells. It'd be best to see your doctor for more tests on your liver and blood cells and an exam to find the cause. ...Read more

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Urine analysis - detected (trace) ketones and bilirubin (detected trace) means what?

Nothing: Especially if you're hungry, you can have +1 ketones and it's normal. You say you have cirrhosis and it is no surprise if you've got a bit of extra conjugated bilirubin in your blood spilling into your urine. I hope the cirrhosis can be addressed; if it's hepatitis C, perhaps you can get a cure with today's meds; if alcohol, perhaps abstinence can reverse it. Be strong & stay proactive. ...Read more

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What causes high bilirubin?

What causes high bilirubin?

Liver disease: Obstruction of the biliary tract
rbc destruction
drug

and others. ...Read more

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What does a low bilirubin total level mean?

Nothing: The "normal limits" are set so that a few percent of normal folks fall outside. A low total bilirubin is never a problem. ...Read more

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What is a normal bilirubin level?

1.5 or less: Normal is generally less than 1.5. Every lab is different and normal highs may range from 1 to 1.8. ...Read more

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Is 1.3 bilirubin normal?

Bilirubin: I would say it is within normal limits even though it may be slightly above the lab range for normal. ...Read more

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Is bilirubin of 12 normal?

No: That is high unless it is measured in different units than typical. Should correspond to skin changes. ...Read more

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What causes high bilirubin?

Liver disease: Obstruction of the biliary tract
rbc destruction
drug

and others. ...Read more

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How accurate are bilirubin tests?

Very: Bilirubin tests are very accurate in measuring the level of bilirubin. An elevated bilirubin does not always necessarily indicated a severe disease and the bilirubin can be elevated for a number of reasons. ...Read more

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What is a normal bilirubin level?

1.5 or less: Normal is generally less than 1.5. Every lab is different and normal highs may range from 1 to 1.8. ...Read more

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Is 2.1 bilirubin level dangerous?

Depends: Your total bilirubin level is just above the upper limit of normal for most labs, but in isolation, it doesn't help in finding its root cause or knowing its significance. Advise talking to your doctor about all your lab results. ...Read more

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What count is normal for bilirubin?

0 to 1 by our lab: Depends slightly on lab used. Our lab uses 0.0 to 1.0 fmg/dl or total bilirubin and 0.0 to 0.3 for direct bilirubin. Direct/conjugated bilirubin can be elevated in liver/biliary system disease, and indirect/unconjugated bilirubin can go high with hemolysis (break-up of red blood cells in blood stream), can be a harmless inherited condition (eg gilbert's), and has various other causes. ...Read more

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Is high bilirubin always dangerous?

Depends: It depends on the age of the patient and the level of the jaundice. Jaundice in adults is not as dangerous in that the bilirubin (which causes the jaundice) is not damaging, but it can indicate a condition that is (liver failure.) in babies, a high level of bilirubin can lead to a condition where the bilirubin gets into the brain and causes permanent damage to the developing brain cells. ...Read more

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What causes low bilirubin in adults?

What causes low bilirubin in adults?

Don't worry: The lab's reference range is set up so that a few percent of healthy people's values lie below the bottom. Especially if you are not obviously sick, this means nothing. ...Read more

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How to lower bilirubin in adult male?

How to lower bilirubin in adult male?

Check with your doc: This may be a serious problem. Have it checked by your doc. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does bilirubin level of 42 mean?

What does bilirubin level of 42 mean?

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. ...Read more

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What causes the bilirubin to build up?

Three mechanisms: High bilirubin that is almost all unconjugated means hemolysis (tearing up red cells too fast) or gilbert's non-disease. If it is mostly conjugated, the bile ducts are obstructed, perhaps by a stone or tumor. If both are way up, probably the liver cells are being damaged. ...Read more

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What happened if bilirubin total is 1.55?

What happened if bilirubin total is 1.55?

It depends: An isolated lab test is not possible to interpret without the reasons why the test was obtained and the symptoms you are experiencing. Speak to your doctor about this. ...Read more