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Healthy young man. Total bilirubin :23 umol/l (< 21umol/l); slightly high. Liver enzymes, fbc, renal, lipid etc are normal. Had 2 similar results. Why?

Gilbert's. The vast majority of folks like you have gilbert's non-disease. It's not a problem and the treatment (phenobarbital) will just turn a healthy man into a sick man. The entity to rule out, even if you're not anemic, is a mild hemoglobinopathy. Read more...

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...