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ID:38 Bilirubin (total)
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DescriptionA breakdown product of haemoglobin metabolism.
IndicationLiver function test. Also used in the investigation of haemolytic anaemia.
Additional InfoGilbert's Syndrome is a relatively common cause of unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia thought to be due to deficiency in bilirubin glucuronyl transferase. See entry for Gilberts Syndrome. Please note: Bilrubin should not be added on to any sample after 2 hours or more post collection due to light degradation.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationTotal bilirubin may be raised in hepatobiliary disease e.g hepatitis, cholestasis, cirrhosis. Mildly raised levels may occur with haemolytic anaemia.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeSerum or Heparin
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsUse Gold top (serum gel) tube except for Intensive care units, renal unit, transplant unit, patients on IV heparin (use Green/Yellow top tube for these patients).
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.daily

Ref. Range (Male)2 - 21
Ref. Range (Female) 2 - 21
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsumol/L
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Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : MC. Review due on 21/06/2017 11:56:39. Published By SB on 21/06/2016 11:56:39.