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If I have very high levels of alkaline phosphatase, ast, alt, total bilirubin, what does it mean?

If I have very high levels of alkaline phosphatase, ast, alt, total bilirubin, what does it mean?

Liver enzymes: May have underlying serious liver problem. Cirrhosis of liver, chronic alcoholism, hepatitis a, b, or c, primary biliary cirrhosis, congenital liver disorders, obstructive jaundice etc. Gi specialist might be able to help you. ...Read more

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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Bilirubin 1+. ... What does this mean...Plz hlp?

Bilirubin 1+. ... What does this mean...Plz hlp?

In the urine": I'm going to assume that there was a bit of bilirubin in your urine, and that this is not a lab error. You're just getting over a nasty viral infection, and you may have had a bit of liver involvement. Or one of the medications you've taken may be producing bile stasis. Or you may have a minor bilirubin metabolism problem, or any number of... Unless you're symptom-free, expect bloodwork confirm. ...Read more

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If I have elevated bilirubin level what does this mean?

If I have elevated bilirubin level what does this mean?

Long list: Increased bilirubin is generally due to disorder of the liver, but can also be due to hemolytic anemia and metabolic disorders. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007491.htm. ...Read more

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I just got my blood results back and everything was good but my bilirubin was high what does that mean? And what is bilirubin?

I just got my blood results back and everything was good but my bilirubin was high what does that mean? And what is bilirubin?

Gilbert's: Bilirubin's the green stuff in bile; your liver processes it from broken-down red blood cells. A few percent of people always have a mildly elevated indirect bilirubin from "gilbert's non-disease"; your physician knows how to detect this. If you've ever missed a few meals and turned a bit yellow, you can probably self-diagnose. Trust you're not taking meds that cause cholestasis. Your dr can tell. ...Read more

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I have high thyroid peroxides antibodies levels & high bilirubin & selenium levels. What does this mean?

I have high thyroid peroxides antibodies levels & high bilirubin & selenium levels. What does this mean?

Something not right: A high thyroid antibody level suggests that you are more prone to develop a thyroid disease and other autoimmune diseases but this is not a certainty. The high bilirubin and selenium level is of concerned and one would wonder where the source of selenium is. You need to consult your doctor and perhaps a GI specialist. ...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 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

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My conjugated bilirubin is sky high. What does this mean?

How high?: What is the actual value? What are the results of other tests? How long have you had this abnormality? Lab test results need to be interpreted in the total clinical context. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the lab test. ...Read more

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My total bilirubin is 1.5 and the direct bilirubin is 0.3 what does it mean?

In most labs: A total bili of 1.5 is upper normal or very slightly elevated. In and of itself not a big deal. ...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 does it mean if your bilirubin is 1.8?

What does it mean if your bilirubin is 1.8?

Find cause: Especially if it's indirect, you may just have gilbert's non-disease. Otherwise, your physician can help you find the cause. You may be tearing up red cells fast, taking a medication that slows bile excretion, or have something more ominous. ...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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What does it mean if s.Indirect bilirubin is. 68mg/dl?

What does it mean if s.Indirect bilirubin is. 68mg/dl?

Probably normal: Total bilirubin is broken down into direct and indirect bilirubin. Different labs report different values that fall in the normal range for total bilirubin, which usually is 1.2 or less. Your indirect bilirubin is probably in the normal range or slightly above normal. Other liver tests can be helpful. I wouldn't worry, but talk to your liver doctor or pcp if concerned. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your bilirubin levels are too high?

What exactly does it mean when your bilirubin levels are too high?

Probably nothing: It may mean absolutely nothing. If the bilirubin is the only liver test elevated you probably have gilbert's disease which is a benign condition. ...Read more

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What does low total bilirubin mean?

What does low total bilirubin mean?

Low is OK: In general we all worry about elevated bilirubin. Low bilirubin does not suggest any particular illness, it can be cause by certain medications and vitamin c. ...Read more

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Direct bilirubin is 1 and indirect is 1. what does it mean?

Likely liver damage: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your direct bilirubin is higher than normal and represents intra-hapatic obstruction to the flow of bile. You have listed a number of liver disorders and any of those could explain these results as could the medications. ...Read more

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Total bilirubin 0.4 direct <0.1L indirect 0.3 what does that mean?

Normal values: Bilirubin is the breakdown of red blood cells. There are 2 components - direct and indirect. When elevated, more direct suggests a blockage of the bike ducts from the liver but your levels are OK. ...Read more

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Bilirubin 0.3, Alt 54 and globalism 2.8 has does all this together mean?

Not much: Why were these tests done? Do you have any symptoms? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What does total bilirubin mean? What amount should you have as an adult?

Depends: Includes direct and indirect billirubin (different stages) and a normal level is somewhere around 1, but labs differ. ...Read more

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What does it mean if an adult has very high bilirubin numbers in their blood?

Liver disease: High levels of bilirubin usually result from liver disease. However, there are different types of bilirubins with different implications. ...Read more

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What foes bilirubin in urine mean?

Liver disease: Presence of bilirubin in the urine is an indication of liver disease and especially obstruction to the flow of bile. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003595.htm. ...Read more

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What does 2+ bilirubin in urine mean?

Liver disease: Increased bilirubin in blood or urine suggests either increased release from destruction of red blood cells (hemolysis) or liver disease. More accurate testing (measure in serum) is needed ...Read more

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What does 2 bilirubin in urine mean?

What does 2 bilirubin in urine mean?

Yes it can be: Bilirubin is a pigment associated with the liver/hepatic system and red blood cells (especially hemolysis or breaking of them since bilirubin is found in them). Bilirubin causes jaundice and dark urine. Tests can be done to distinguish the source (conjugated vs unconjugated). Also need to look at other abnormal tests, history/exam would also be very important. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does this test result mean? Direct bilirubin 0.6

Elevated: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your direct bilirubin level is elevated indication liver issues. Please see your doctor. You may consult this site for more info.

https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003479.htm ...Read more

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Can a bilirubin of 74 in a mcrc pt mean liver failing?

Can a bilirubin of 74 in a mcrc pt mean liver failing?

Possibly: It can mean that the liver is failing but it may also mean that there is some blockage to flow of fluids out of the liver causing an elevation in the bilirubin. In a cancer patient it may also mean that there are liver metastases causing the elevation/ ...Read more

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What does this mean? "serum total bilirubin level" 28 umol/ l (1-21).

Hyperbilirubinemia: Borderline rise in bilirubin mostly caused by gilbert syndrome when you have congenital weakness of a liver enzyme which destroy the bilirubin. It rises after fasting and increased physical stress and sleeplessness. This condition is not worrisome and no medications needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my total bilirubin and albumin levels are above normal?

Need more data: What are the actual levels? What are the results of other tests? Lab test results need to be interpreted in the total clinical context of history, physical findings and results of laboratory and imaging studies. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my bilirubin in my liver has been elevated slightly for the past 3 and a half months, what could it mean?

Maybe: If it is primarily conjugated bilirubin and this is your only abnormality, it's likely you have gilbert's non-disease and should forget about it. I take it your physician isn't worried; you shouldn't be either. You may get checked for hemolysis with a reticulocyte count. If you're taking some medication and this is new, you may have rx-induced cholestasis. Other possibilities exist. ...Read more

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What would a blood test with high total bilirubin mean?

What would a blood test with high total bilirubin mean?

Liver and red cells: Bilirubin is the metabolic product of hemoglobin. The high levels may be from excessive destruction of red blood cells, damage to the liver parenchymal cells or obstruction to the flow of bile. Examining the components of bilirubin, direct and indirect, helps in differentiating among the various causes, . ...Read more

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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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Biopsy shows signs of rejection but now his serum bilirubin is elevated what might this mean?

Biopsy shows signs of rejection but now his serum bilirubin is elevated what might this mean?

See details: Are we talking about a liver transplant patient? I am not sure what your question is asking. If a transplanted organ is showing signs of rejection, that is very serious. Meds can be adjusted and that may be all that is needed. However, it could be that the organ is ceasing to function. ...Read more