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Direct bilirubin level high - is that from my gall bladder?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: ItCanBeINDIRECTLY:-)

Jaundice is the medical term for an elevated bilirubin level in the bloodstream; this is a breakdown product of red blood cells, normally excreted via the liver into the digestive tract.
Total bilirubin levels consist of direct+indirect. Elevated direct bili can occur from any liver disease or obstruction of the outflow of bile from the liver, which can occur when a stone blocks the bile duct.

In brief: ItCanBeINDIRECTLY:-)

Jaundice is the medical term for an elevated bilirubin level in the bloodstream; this is a breakdown product of red blood cells, normally excreted via the liver into the digestive tract.
Total bilirubin levels consist of direct+indirect. Elevated direct bili can occur from any liver disease or obstruction of the outflow of bile from the liver, which can occur when a stone blocks the bile duct.
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