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Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect)

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4.5
NABL, CAP, ISO
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Overview of Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect)

What is Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect)?

It is usually ordered when you have signs or symptoms of liver damage, liver disease like jaundice, dark urine, nausea, vomiting; when you have evidence of bile duct blockage or hemolytic anemia. Sometimes, it is also ordered in newborns with jaundice.

Why is Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) done?

  1. If you have signs or symptoms of liver disease like dark colored urine, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue 
  2. As a part of liver function test or routine health check up  
  3. If you have a history of taking excess amounts of alcohol
  4. If you have been exposed to hepatitis causing virus 
  5. If you have symptoms or signs of hemolytic anemia like pale skin, jaundice, splenomegaly 
  6. In newborns, to monitor neonatal jaundice 



Preparation for Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect)

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect)

The sample type collected for Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) is: Blood

Interpreting Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) results

Interpretations

  • Increased total bilirubin which is mainly unconjugated may be due to hemolytic anemia, transfusion reactions 
  • Increased total bilirubin which is mainly conjugated may be due to viral hepatitis, drug reactions, alcoholic liver disease, gall stones or any obstruction in the bile ducts 
  • Low levels of bilirubin are usually not a cause for concern and therefore not monitored 




Tests Included in Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect)(3 tests)

  • Bilirubin Direct
  • Bilirubin Indirect
  • Bilirubin Total

Provided By

NABL

CAP

ISO

About Lifecare Diagnostics

Established in 1995, Lifecare is the country's premier full-service diagnostic center with laboratory, providing expertise in imaging and digital pathology services. Our integrated diagnostic services help doctors personalize patient care to optimally treat disease and maintain health and wellness. We are committed to providing only the highest level of testing quality and service and working with you to provide unique solutions to your most challenging needs. A highly skilled team of medical professionals including physicians, scientists, medical technologists, medical technicians, lab assistants, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, geneticists, and other specialists work collaboratively. The department receives specimens for testing from patients and collection centers and is a reference laboratory for other clinics and hospitals both nationally and internationally. Lifecare's mission is to support the local delivery of laboratory services through the provision of exceptional reference laboratory services and by providing support services that facilitate and augment community integration efforts. We ensure Quality control programs that exceed industry guidelines for every patient sample. Proactive internal quality control team consisting of pathologists and laboratory personnel ensuring consistency and accuracy of specimen processing and diagnosis Our staff recognizes that specimens are patients, not just accession numbers in our lab. They are dedicated to combining the newest technologies, expertise, and quality in every sample they process.

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