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Bilirubin (Definition)

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 ...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

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My bilirubin total is 6.89mg/dl what should I do?

My bilirubin total is 6.89mg/dl what should I do?

See a doctor: You need further workup starting with a good physical exam. The doc who ordered the test should follow up on it. ...Read more

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2 mos ago bilirubin total went up to 40 umol then went down to 5 within a week has stayed at that level since what could have happened??

2 mos ago bilirubin total went up to 40 umol then went down to 5 within a week has stayed at that level since what could have happened??

Gallstone?: This would be a great question to talk about in a video consult, so we can get some more information. My best guess would be that you passed a gall stone, but there are other explanations that we could work through on the consult. Whatever the cause, it is important to follow up with your doctor as directed and for any new or returning symptoms. ...Read more

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I made a test where is everything was okay except the bilirubin total 0.41 bilirubin direct was : 0.12 and the g.G.T was 5 what does this indicate?

I made a test where is everything was okay except the bilirubin total 0.41 bilirubin direct was : 0.12 and the g.G.T was  5 what does this indicate?

What's the problem?: I'm assuming these are the usual units. Normal direct / conjugated bilirubin in most labs is around 0 to 0.3 mg/dl; normal total bilirubin: 0.3 to 1.9. If your GGT was slightly below the reference range, remember these ranges are set up so that a few percent of healthies will be outside & the physician interprets. Low GGT means nothing if you're not obviously sick. Glad you're proactive. ...Read more

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Elevated albumin 4.5 and bilirubin total 2.3, direct 0.6?

Elevated albumin 4.5 and bilirubin total 2.3, direct 0.6?

Out of context: Thank you for letting us know. But those tests are not interpreted alone without context or medical history. ...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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My bilirubin total serum is 1.6 and bilirubin direct is 0.3. Should I be concerned?

No: Normal values of bilirrubin direct (also called conjugated) bilirubin: 0 to 0.3 mg/dl total bilirubin: 0.3 to 1.9 mg/dl. But double check the normal values for the lb who did yours. ...Read more