what does low total bilirubin mean

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Dr. Andras Koser answered:

What does low total bilirubin mean?

Low is OK

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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
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

What does a low bilirubin total level mean?

Nothing

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The "normal limits" are set so that a few percent of normal folks fall outside. A low total bilirubin is never a problem.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What would a blood test with high total bilirubin mean?

Liver and red cells

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

Depends

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Includes Direct and Indirect Billirubin (different stages) and a normal level is somewhere around 1, but labs differ.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

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

Need more data

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

In most labs

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a total bili of 1.5 is upper normal or very slightly elevated. In and of itself not a big deal
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Dr. Marwan Akasheh answered:

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

Hyperbilirubinemia

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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
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Dr. Jay Park answered:

Is this a normal range for total bilirubin. 0.50mg/dl. If not, what does it mean?

Yes

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Liver is working normally and there is no excessive red cell destruction
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Dr. Gutti J. Rao answered:

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

Liver enzymes

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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.
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Dr. Dan E. Fisher answered:

My total bilirubin blood level was 3.0. What does this mean? Is it just Gilbert's or possibly something worse?

Not enough info

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Need to look at the whole picture. Is this acute or chronic? Are your other liver enzymes elevated? Is your bilirubin primarily indirect or direct? Indirect would be consistent with Gilbert's
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