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What would a blood test with high total bilirubin mean?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: 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, .

In brief: 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, .
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