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Is total bilirubin 2.8 dangerous ?

Is total bilirubin 2.8 dangerous ?

Can be: It is important to determine why the bilirubin is elevated. It may be a transient phenomenon due to a viral infection or the result of metastases to the liver and a whole lot of things in between. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...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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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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Is a total bilirubin level of 10 normal ?

Is a total bilirubin level of 10 normal ?

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 more

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My total bilirubin is 1.3, is this normal?

Yes: This is actually within the reference range for most labs, and these are set so that a fair number of healthy folks fall outside. ...Read more

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My total bilirubin is 13.7 is it alarming?

High Bilirubin: Level elevation, could come from Liver or Biliary tract. Consult your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is a total bilirubin level of 21umol normal?

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

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What is the effect of high level of total bilirubin?

Brain damage in new: Born. High levels of bilirubin in newborns cause brain damage. In adults it is not the high bilirubin but the cause of bilirubin that is more important. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my total bilirubin is 25.0 umol/l?

Liver: It has something to do with the liver. You need to be checked to see what kind of bilirubin it is to know where in the process there is a failure, but that level is significant. This can be caused by gallbladder issues, liver failure/issues, and blood breakdown. Get it checked out asap. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: total bilirubin?

See answer details.: 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 a liver test panel. ...Read more

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I'm having total bilirubin 1.8 it's an serious condition sir?

Total Bilirubin: Hi, it depends what the other markers of ur liver function test are, especially ur Alkaline Phosphotase and GGT, if the other markers are normal and your red blood cell count number is normal, too then you might have a condition called Gilbert disease which Bilirubin goes up during fasting and stress and it is benign. ...Read more

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My total bilirubin is 1.3 mg/dl and direct is .56 ?Is it abnormal

Yes: Assuming you and i are using the same units. 1.3 mg/dl is fine for total bilirubin but a direct should not be above 0.1 has a decimal point moved? Your physician can answer this better than i can... If this is the only abnormality, perhaps you have dubin johnson. ...Read more

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Is a total bilirubin level of 10 normal if mg/dl Units are used ?

Is a total bilirubin level of 10 normal if mg/dl
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High: In those units total bilirubin should be less than two. Ten is high in mg/dl measurements. There are many causes for this involving the liver or gallbladder. Check with your doctor for follow up testing. ...Read more

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How do I lower my total bilirubin level without using medication?

Nothing: You need to figure if te direct or indirect bilirubin is high and what is causing that elevation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my total bilirubin level 1.7 is this serious?

?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

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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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My total bilirubin is 1 3mg dl and direct is 0 5 mg dl is this normal?

Direct a bit high: The direct bilirubin is slightly high. It would be good to consult your doctor. The normal ranges are given below: direct (also called conjugated) bilirubin: 0 to 0.3 mg/dl total bilirubin: 0.3 to 1.9 mg/dl all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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Is 2.4mg/dl total bilirubin high? If so, what can be done to lower it?

Yes and it depends : On the cause. 2.4mg/dl is high for total bilirubin. First thing to do is to find out if it is direct or indirect or both types of bilirubin that are elevated. High bilirubin can be due to liver disease, hemolysis, biliary obstruction and the treatment is dictated by the cause of the abnormality. ...Read more

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Total bilirubin:1.6mg/dl & direct: 0.2mg/dl.Do I have to control my food?

Total bilirubin:1.6mg/dl & direct: 0.2mg/dl.Do I have to control my food?

Gilberts Syndrome: In all likelihood, particularly since more than 85% of your total bilirubin is unconjugated (bilirubin molecule is not attached to a protein that allows it to "dissolve" in blood) you have gilbert's syndrome. This is present in 2% of americans, who present with episodic jaundice. Often such jaundice occurs at times of stress, fever, fasting. Associated with low gluconyl transferase enzyme levels. ...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

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