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Doctor insights on: Total Bilirubin Blood Test Results Explained

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My blood test results: total bilirubin: 1.41 h ast: 40 h alt: 100 h total alk phosphatase: 43 l serum total protein: 7.1 e.R. Said hepatitis?

My blood test results: total bilirubin: 1.41 h ast: 40 h alt: 100 h total alk phosphatase: 43 l serum total protein: 7.1 e.R. Said hepatitis?

Let's try this...: I have only a little bit of the story you've shared. Perhaps it's time to see whether the ast and alt get back to normal after two weeks off alcohol and any not-totally-necessary meds you may be taking. If so, this is the start of a healthier life after alcohol. If not, the workup for virus infections, iron overload, wilson's, autoimmunity & need for exercise can begin. Good luck. ...Read more

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Total Bilirubin (Definition)

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


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Hey I am Leo 23 years, I have done my blood test and ALT (GPT) is 64 and total bilirubin 55. .. all others are fine Hemoglobina 162 g/l Hematokriti vol %: 49 % why only my ALT and total bilirubin are high. .. I am scary :S any advice?

Hey I am Leo 23 years, I have done my blood test and ALT (GPT) is 64 and total bilirubin 55. .. all others are fine Hemoglobina 162 g/l Hematokriti vol %: 49 % why only my ALT and total bilirubin are high. .. I am scary :S any advice?

Abnormal labs: It's hard to evaluate an isolated abnormal blood test without having the results of all of the other tests, even if normal, and the clinical setting, i.e., your other medical problems, medications, etc. I would either return to your doctor for an explanation, or upload all of your labs to us here and use HealthTap Prime or feel free to consult me on Healthtap Concierge. Good luck. ...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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Is a urea blood test reading of 4.4 normal and a total bilirubin level of 12 normal in a mcrc pt?

Is a urea blood test reading of 4.4 normal and a total bilirubin level of 12 normal in a mcrc pt?

Bil is too high: Look up the reference values for those tests in your lab report. The blood urea nitrogen of 4.4 is probably normal while a bil of 12 is very high which may indicate liver disease or hemolytic anemia depending on other test result details that you haven't included ...Read more

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LFT blood test shows an increase in Total Bilirubin from 10umol/L to 18umol/L in a 3month period. Should this be any cause for concern? Thoughts?

LFT blood test shows an increase in Total Bilirubin from 10umol/L to 18umol/L in a 3month period. Should this be any cause for concern? Thoughts?

Relax: Please forgive my frankness -- the reference range for total bilirubin is usually around 3-25, and you need to stop paying so much attention to your labs. Bilirubin, and many of the others, fluctuate wildly from day to day. Your bilirubin may climb if you skip a meal, go for a run, take a medication that just happens to do this to you. ...Read more

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Heavy/moderate drinker for 1 year. 2 Blood test show slight elevated total bilirubin of 28. Ultrasound normal. Is this due to alcohol consumption?

Unlikely: Transaminases (SGOT/AST, SGPT/ALT) rise well before the bilirubin. Several percent of folks always have mildly elevated indirect bilirubin from Gilbert's non-disease. Cholestasis from meds, low-grade hemolysis from marathon running can raise bilirubin. I'm worried about heavy drinking at age 22 rather than labs. This is a path that leads to a bad life and early, miserable death. Can we help? ...Read more

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Had blood test, total bilirubin was 42 umol, direct was 12 umol, after period of sickness. Went down to 5 umol week later. Doc said gilberts. Correct?

Had blood test, total bilirubin was 42 umol, direct was 12 umol, after period of sickness. Went down to 5 umol week later. Doc said gilberts. Correct?

Gilbert's syndrome: You likely have gilbert's syndrome, which is the most common hereditary cause of increased unconjugated (indirect) bilirubin due to reduced activity of the enzyme glucuronyltransferase. It is found in 5-10% of people and normally has no serious consequences. Mild jaundice may appear under conditions of exertion, stress, fasting, and infections, but the condition is usually asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Recent blood test shows high direct bilirubin. Total bilirubin is 0.7 &direct0.5 and indirect 0.2. ALT, AST, GGT, Alk. Phos are in normal range. Is it ok?

Recent blood test shows high direct bilirubin. Total bilirubin is 0.7 &direct0.5 and indirect 0.2. ALT, AST, GGT, Alk. Phos are in normal range. Is it ok?

Okay: 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, there is nothing in your results to be concerned about.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I recently done my blood test for liver kidney the as per report AST 63 ALT 76 ggtp 156 alp 214 total bilirubin 1.54 bilirubin direct 0.26 bilirubi1.3?

I recently done my blood test for liver kidney the as per report AST 63 ALT 76 ggtp 156 alp 214 total bilirubin 1.54 bilirubin direct 0.26 bilirubi1.3?

Workup: Your workup might go like this. Stop all alcohol & meds for two weeks. If transaminases ast/alt normal, you have the explanation. If not, bloodwork for hepatitis b, c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, maybe autoimmune hepatitis & antitrypsin. All but antytrypsin are deadly-but-treatable, your life was saved. If still no diagnosis, lifestyle with focus on aerobic fitness may improve numbers & your life. ...Read more

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Had a blood work done 3 months ago which showed a total bilirubin of 2.1 and direct bilirubin 0.1. All other liver enzymes were normal.

Had a blood work done 3 months ago which showed a total bilirubin of 2.1 and direct bilirubin 0.1. All other liver enzymes were normal.

Maybe Gilbert's?: It is a familial (autosomal dominant), common (2-5% of people), unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (blood bilirubin measures 1-5mg/dl), not due to breakdown of blood. It is associated with reduced enzyme levels of udp glycuronyl transferase, that results in jaundice when patients fast or suffer an infection. It does not shorten life or raise insurance rates, but may heighten acetominophen risk. ...Read more

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Fasting blood work. Total Bilirubin 1.5, Direct Bili 0.2, Alk Phos 44, AST 24, ALT 20, Albumin 4.4, Tot protein 6.6. Is high total Bili concerning?

Not unless its inc--: Reasing. Every Lab has its own Reference range, so checking with your PCP would be the best as None of us would have a clue to the Reference your lab uses.
Overall your numbers are not terribly high, except the Alk phos, I think.
Best check with your PCP and maybe repeat the tests after 4-6 weeks time.
Good Luck ...Read more

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Does food affect your blood test results?

Does food affect your blood test results?

Yes: Eating before having blood drawn affects the results of glucose, and lipids among other analytes. ...Read more

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What does blood test results of 510 PLT mean?

What does blood test results of 510 PLT mean?

Clotting Factors: This is your platelet count which is the part of the blood that is responsible for clotting and healing wounds. I would probably have it rechecked in a few weeks to make sure it wasn't a lab error and if not you many need additional testing. ...Read more

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What does "rdw" mean when reading blood test results?

What does "rdw" mean when reading blood test results?

RDW: RDW=red cell distribution width. This is a statistical measure or the degree of variation in sizes of the red cells. It is a useful parameter ini classifying anemias that may otherwise be similar, for example iron deficiency and some thalassemias. But other parameters are more generally useful. ...Read more

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Could you please look at my blood test results and give me a verdict?

Could you please look at my blood test results and give me a verdict?

Yes, with PRIME: HealthTap PRIME began in August 2014, and is a Primary Care service. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. Patients don't select a particular doctor. A patient using PRIME has a one-on-one visit with the doctor via smartphone, a tablet, or a computer, and he can show the doctor pictures or lab test results. There is a fee. ...Read more

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How do I access my blood test results from the hospital?

Blood tests: Hi
Your GP can see them on their screen. You may be able to go to the hospital lab and ask for the report ...Read more

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What do blood test results for an anemic person look like?

What do blood test results for an anemic person look like?

Low red blood cells: Anemia is defined as an abnormally low red blood cell number. This is commonly measured as a hematocrit or hemoglobin on a complete blood count (CBC) blood test. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have ibd with normal blood test results?

Help! Is it possible to have ibd with normal blood test results?

Yes: Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic inflammatory process in the lining of the intestinal tract. It does not directly cause any significant changes in the blood so blood tests are usually normal. If a patient had very bad bleeding or diarrhea from the IBD, this could cause changes in the blood counts (CBC), but less symptomatic cases of IBD would probably not show any blood abnormality ...Read more

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For what length of time for blood test results to come back- uk?

For what length of time for blood test results to come back- uk?

Depends on the type: Of test. Most blood tests are completed the same day that blood is collected. Others may be done only a few times a week and may take 3-4 days. Very few tests should take longer than one week. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have cancer and have normal blood test results?

Is it possible to have cancer and have normal blood test results?

Yes: Many cancers will not cause changes to the blood counts or chemistry panels. This is one of the reasons why routine screenings with your physician are important. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get A1c blood test results for diabetes?

How long does it take to get A1c blood test results for diabetes?

About an hour: Point of care test may be available in a matter of minutes. Test done in the main lab takes about and hour. However, it usually takes longer for the results to get back to the ordering doctor due to time taken for blood collection, transportation to the lab, processing in the lab, recording of results. Retesting in a limited number of cases etc. ...Read more

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In my blood test results, ANA came back negative. What does this mean?

In my blood test results, ANA came back negative. What does this mean?

Nothing: An ANA test, either positive or negative, means nothing without the clinical context. It has been found negative in people with disease and positive in people with no disease. Need to ask ordering doctor. ...Read more

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Blood test results. Lym% 44 gran% 48.4 what does this mean? 25year old female

Blood test results. Lym% 44 gran% 48.4 what does this mean? 25year old female

Nothing: Labs mean nothing whatever in the absence of a clinical history and physical exam. Especially, relative percentages of lymphocytes and granulocytes is junk data that, frankly, I wish the labs wouldn't even report. The absolute counts of both lymps and monocytes fluctuate wildly hour by hour, and i'd draw no conclusion. I hope some other finding will reveal the true cause of your chronic fatigue. ...Read more

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My blood test results read Hepatitus A AB non-reactive, is this a good result?

My blood test results read Hepatitus A AB non-reactive, is this a good result?

Mostly yes. It means: That you've never had hepatitis A (unless you were infected very recently) but also that you have no immunity to it either. The context of a result is always important and I don't know the context. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I'm worried because my blood test results say I'm anemic but I'm not, what do you suggest?

Follow your doctor's: Advice. If the blood test says you are anemic, you are anemic, because anemia is defined based on a blood test. You should follow your doctor's advice. You may consult this site for info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476/dsection=results. ...Read more

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Blood test results show:vit. D:36.6 (past result:31) vitB6:39.1/ vitB12:380. What do you think?

Blood test results show:vit. D:36.6 (past result:31) vitB6:39.1/ vitB12:380. What do you think?

See Below: 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 results are normal. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Estrogen 296 pg/ml recent blood test results. What are the possible reasons for the elevation? (i'm a 25 year old male, healthy)

Estrogen 296 pg/ml recent blood test results. What are the possible reasons for the elevation? (i'm a 25 year old male, healthy)

See endocrinologist: That is a very high estrogen level. The first thing is to have it repeated in a reliable lab (an endo reference lab). Some possible causes for high estrogen are obesity, liver disease, excess alcohol, taking testosterone or other anabolic steroids. A hormone producing tumor is an uncommon cause, but possible. ...Read more

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My last blood test results states B12 result is 1957 when the range is 211-911 which is high. Taken B12 supp. For years. Dangerous?

My last blood test results states B12 result is 1957 when the range is 211-911 which is high. Taken B12 supp. For years. Dangerous?

No need for: Supplement. There are no know toxic effects of high B12. However you have sufficient stores of B12 so there is no need to take the supplement for a few years. ...Read more

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Hi does Powerade cause high sugar before a blood test because my blood test results came back at my sugar level was 115 h should I worry?

Hi does Powerade cause high sugar before a blood test because my blood test results came back at my sugar level was 115 h should I worry?

High glucose: Means you need to manage your glucose level better. I don't know what is in Powereade but many of those drinks are loaded w/sugar. Consider switching to lemon water. Please see your doc. He/she may give you a A1c test which measures your glucose over 3-4 months rather than one moment in time. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hello, I feel hot but my temperature is normal. I feel ill all the time and my body aches. Blood test results were normal. What should I do?

Hello, I feel hot but my temperature is normal. I feel ill all the time and my body aches. Blood test results were normal. What should I do?

Work with doctor: If you feel ill, you should keep working with your doctor to determine the cause. If initial blood tests are normal, you need to keep looking. Sometimes the best that can be done is to rule out the dangerous possibilities, then keep following up to watch for any changes in symptoms that might help provide a clue to the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does the result 51L on my eGFR Female mean on my blood test results and 1.030 on my Specific Gravity test? Thank you for your answers!

What does the result 51L on my eGFR Female mean on my blood test results and 1.030 on my Specific Gravity test? Thank you for your answers!

It means: Mild to moderatbe decrease in kidney function. But this need to be interpreted in the scope of the clinical findings. Urine specific gravity appears to be upper normal level.
If you have any further queries click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...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