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Hyperbilirubinemia: Yes, it is elevated..and several things can attribute to this. Alcoholic hepatitis, gallstones, cirrhosis, transfusion reactions and pancreatic cancers to name several causes. Gilbert's syndrome is a common, mild liver condition in which the liver doesn't properly process a substance called bilirubin. Bilirubin is produced by the breakdown of red blood cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clot vs no clot: Serum is the liquid portion of the blood that is obtained after allowing the blood to clot. Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood that is obtained by centrifugation of blood that is not allowed to clot. The difference between the two is that plasma has coagulation factors and other proteins that are not present in serum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am not aware: Of any clinical use of dialyzed serum. Such products are available from animal sources and are utilized in culture systems for study of blood stem cells and progenitors. I would be suspect of a claim for human therapeutic use. ...Read more
I take lithium 1250mg per day, and have a serum level of 0.8. How much should I increase my dose by to get to a serum level of 0.9 - 1?
No: It shouldn't make a difference.Get a more detailed answer ›
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The question is why?: A total serum bilirubin is a little higher than the usual range in people. The question is why... meaning one needs to find out why. A total bilirubin of 1.6 is fine in certain people or in certain situations, but is a sign of disease in other people or in other situations. One can work with his primary care doctor to first find out why. ...Read more
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