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Never a problem: Labs "normal ranges" are set up so that a few percent of people fall below and above the reference range. As a pathologist who's devoted a lifetime to the lab, i can't emphasize too often that patients and doctors must both "look at the person, not the numbers.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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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