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Direct Vs Total Bilirubin Levels
High: Normal values for labs are slightly different but usually normal total bilirubin levels are 0.5 to 2.0 mg/dl. Check the units of measure too. if your lab is using other than mg/dl then 10 may be normal. It is always best to check the normal values for the lab that has run your test. If you call them or your doctor's office they should be able to tell you definitively if your lab is abnormal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bilirubin, a product of hemoglobin breakdown, is present in two forms in the human body: unconjugated (indirect bilirubin, insoluble) and conjugated (direct bilirubin, soluble). Unconjugated bilirubin is conjugated in the liver and released into the small intestine in bile, the fluid in the gallbladder. Total bilirubin measures indirect bilirubin plus direct bilirubin; part of ...Read more
Maybe: Lab tests can be tricky! is it 21?mol/l? Or maybe its 2.1? Or in mmol? (sometimes it can feel like high school physics again with all the unit conversions ;) ) the bilirubin level might be elevated, especially if you have a reason (like a recent bruise, hepatitis, or gallstones). If you have concerns, talk to your doc! ...Read more
?Gilbert syndrome: Do you have any symptoms? How long have you had this level of bilirubin? You may have a common benign disorder, Gilbert syndrome. If you have any symptoms, see your doctor. For more information on possible Gilbert's see this site: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/CON-20024904 ...Read more
Yes: All of these values are in the normal range. ...Read more
Hello sir my husbands bilirubin levels total bilirubin is 1.4mg/dl direct 0.4mg/dl indirect 1.0mg/dl...please tell me about his health condition.
Normal: 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, bilirubin levels in about 5% of men are normally in the range you described or somewhat higher. These levels are not a cause for concern. ...Read more
Total Bilirubin level was 1.36 mg/dl one week back. Taking sylabon70 for a week. Now the level is 0.57 . Can I stop the medication. Is the drop normal?
Stop it: You should not have been given the stuff In the first place. Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. These values fluctuate. A slightly high value is no danger, just something for which, if persistent, an explanation should be sought. ...Read more
Usually not: The most common cause is gilberts syndrome a genetic syndrome where a specific liver enzyme it missing. Patients with this syndrome can have elvated bilirubins when fasting or stressed. They live a normal lifespan and the elevated bilirubin may be protective. There are other causes of elevated bilirubin like gallstones, but you probably should check with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Hi, My total bilirubin levels does not go to decrease less then 2 kindly suggest me how to reduce and i am facing this problem since childhood?
Bilirubin: There are 2 types of bilirubin and if they are abnormal can mean differ things. There is a a pattern when the unconjugated level is slightly high throughout life and is common in families. It is called Gilbert's. Ask your doctor to obtain a fractionated bilirubin to help with the diagnosis. ...Read more
No: These two are not related.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a total bilirubin level of 4.5 make someone have a change in mental status even with normal liver functioning?
Bilirubin: This answer would depend upon the underlying cause of the bilirubin elevation. It is certainly possible with cirrhosis and liver failure to have altered mental status. If there is an infection such as cholangitis (bile duct infection) it is also possible to have altered mental status. If it is due to a condition such as gilbert's syndrome then it is less likely. ...Read more
My total bilirubin (1.5 mg/dl) and amylase level (126u/l) are higher. They are higher for the past 5 years, what might be happening?
May be normal: Your bilirubin result is within normal limits. Depending on the lab that did amylase, that may also be within normal limits. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is the best one to do that. See these sites for info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003479.htm http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003464.Htm. ...Read more
Is a urea blood test reading of 4.4 normal and a total bilirubin level of 12 normal in a mcrc pt?
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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