Bilirubin

Alternate Names

  • Total Bilirubin
  • TBIL
  • Neonatal Bilirubin
  • Direct Bilirubin (Conjugated Bilirubin)
  • Indirect Bilirubin (Unconjugated Bilirubin)

Bilirubin is a component of bile, which is produced by the liver, and necessary for the normal digestion of food. Jaundice is caused by high bilirubin levels in the blood, which can lead to brain damage if untreated. Bilirubin blood levels are used to diagnose gallbladder disease, liver disease, anemias, blood infection, transfusion reaction, or hemolytic disease of the newborn (where red blood cells are destroyed).

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Herman

Posted 2 years ago
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How much of a problem is a 1.4 T. BIL when range is .2-1.2 ?

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