Is there a specific blood test for Gilbert's? What should I request?

Total/direct bili. Gilbert's 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 may predispose to tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity.
No. There is no specific test for Gilbert's. . It is obvious from the pattern of increased indirect bilirubin. Hope that helps.
Gilbert's Syndrome. = Constitutional hepatic dysfunction = familial nonhemolytic jaundice . Are you yellow? Have dark urine? Abdominal pain? The doctor will determine which tests are appropriate based on symptoms & findings. S/he may consider complete blood count, liver function tests & possibly genetic testing. Hope this is helpful.

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