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Bilirubin Direct

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What is Bilirubin Direct?

The test measures the level of direct (conjugated) bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a substance that is formed as a result of breakdown of red blood cells, which is a normal process. Direct bilirubin is formed in the liver for the excretion. High levels of bilirubin in the blood indicates liver disease. You may need this test if you have jaundice, dark yellow colored urine, light gray colored stools, nausea, vomiting, severe tiredness, and abdominal pain. It can be a sign of hepatitis, gallstones and inflammation of the bile duct.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Bilirubin Direct

Frequently Asked Questions about Bilirubin Direct

Q. Why is a direct bilirubin test done?
A bilirubin direct test is used to check your liver health and is done as part of routine health checkups. Your doctors may recommend this test to detect liver diseases, such as jaundice, fatty liver, hepatitis, etc.
Q. Is fasting required before a direct bilirubin test?
No, fasting is not required before a bilirubin direct test. You can eat or drink normally before the test.
Q. What are the signs and symptoms associated with high direct bilirubin levels?
You may experience symptoms such as the yellowing of your eyes and skin, swelling and pain in the belly, chest pain, lightheadedness, and fatigue when you have high bilirubin levels.
Q. What causes high direct bilirubin levels?
High direct bilirubin levels may be caused due to increased alcohol intake, infectious hepatitis, reaction to a medication, and autoimmune disorders.
Q. How can I lower my high bilirubin levels?
You must consult your doctor if your bilirubin levels are high. However, staying hydrated and increasing fiber intake in your diet by adding whole grains, berries, dry fruits, broccoli, and beans can improve your bilirubin levels.
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