Biochemistry Test

Total bilirubin

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
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Test : Total bilirubin

Indications : Cholecystitis, jaundice, cirrohosis, hemolytic anemia.

Physiology : A break down product of biliverdin present in bile and excreated in feaces giving brownish appearance of feaces. Exists as total bilirubin,indirect bilirubin and direct bilirubin

Normal Range : Total bilirubin-0.3-1.0mgs/dl. Direct bilirubin-0.1-0.3mgs/dl. Indirect bilirubin-0.2-0.7mgs/dl

Interpretation : Increased levels are seen in conditions of damaged gall bladder due to gall stones, where there is a maximum reabsorption of bilirubin, excessive breakdown of red blood cells, use of more of medications such as antibiotics.

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gharti.tika, Nepal

i have total bilirubin 2.2 and direct bilirubin 0.8 plese suggest me what type of treatment can i take.

sdarda, India

i have total bilirubin 0.7 and direct bilirubin 0.4 kindly suggest what to do what type of treatment can i take.

moin_948, India

very nyc....n thank u so much

joni333, India

i have total bilirubin 3.2 and direct bilirubin 1.4
kindly suggest what to do what type of treatment can i
take.

meadnis, United States

I had a total bilirubin of 1.8, & a potassium of 5.1, plus cholesterol of 207 & fbs of 105 , should these abnormalities concern me

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