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Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) in Lucknow

Also known as Bilirubin (T, D and I)
Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) in Lucknow Test Includes 3 testsView All
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Blood
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Male, Female
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Understanding Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) in Lucknow


What is Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) in Lucknow?

A kidney, ureter, and bladder (KUB) X-ray helps to visualize the organs of urinary and gastrointestinal systems. It is performed to determine an intestinal blockage, foreign objects in the stomach, tumors, kidney stones and gallstones. It can also provide information regarding the size, shape, and position of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. This X-ray is advised to people complaining of persistent or acute abdominal pain.

A KUB X-ray is primary evaluation of the urinary tract before performing any other diagnostic procedures.

What does Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) measure?

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Bilirubin Indirect

A Bilirubin Indirect test measures the amount of indirect or unconjugated bilirubin in your body. Bilirubin is a yellowish byproduct primarily produced when your body breaks down aged red blood cells (RBCs). When RBCs finish their lifespan of 120 days, they break down and pass to your liver. Indirect bilirubin, a form of bilirubin that is unconjugated (not soluble in water), is bound to the protein albumin that helps transport it to the liver. When the liver processes the bilirubin, it unbinds from the albumin and binds to a sugar molecule, making it water-soluble. This water-soluble bilirubin is mixed with bile, excreted in the bile ducts, and stored in your gallbladder. Finally, bile is released into the small intestine to help digest fat and is eventually excreted with your stool as a waste product.

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Bilirubin Direct

A Bilirubin Direct test measures the amount of direct or conjugated bilirubin present in your body. Bilirubin is a yellowish byproduct primarily produced when the body breaks down aged RBCs. When the RBCs finish their lifespan of 120 days, they break down and pass to the liver. In the liver, direct bilirubin–a form of bilirubin conjugated with glucuronic acid (sugar)–is processed, mixed with bile, and then excreted in the bile ducts and stored in your gallbladder. Finally, the bile is released into the small intestine where it is further broken down and helps digest fat. It is eventually excreted within your stool as a waste product.

Elevated levels of bilirubin can be indicative of various liver or bile duct issues. Additionally, higher bilirubin levels might result from an increased breakdown of red blood cells in the body.

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Bilirubin Total

A Bilirubin Total examination quantifies the levels of total bilirubin in the body, encompassing both indirect (unconjugated) and direct (conjugated) bilirubin. Bilirubin, a yellowish waste substance, is primarily generated during the breakdown of aging red blood cells (RBCs) in the body. After their typical lifespan of 120 days, RBCs disintegrate in the liver, leading to the production of a substantial amount of bilirubin. It is crucial for this bilirubin to be eliminated from the body.

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) in Lucknow


Frequently Asked Questions about Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) in Lucknow

Q. How is the blood sample taken?

The healthcare provider takes a blood sample from the arm. The site from where the blood is to be withdrawn is cleaned with a swab of rubbing alcohol. This is then followed by inserting a small needle which has a tube attached to it for collecting blood. Once the sufficient blood for analysis is withdrawn, the needle is removed. The site is then covered with a gauze pad.

Q. Is there any risk associated with the withdrawal of blood sample procedure?

As such there is no risk but in few cases, bruising, bleeding, and infection at the puncture site can be seen. In very few cases, there can be swelling of the vein after the blood is withdrawn.

Q. What other tests are advised along with Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) Test?

Other tests which are advised along with Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) test include alkaline phosphatase, aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase tests. In case, hemolytic anemia is suspected, the other tests which are advised include complete blood count, reticulocyte count, haptoglobin and LDH.

Q. What does Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) Test aid in diagnosing?

In case of adults and older children, Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) Test aids to diagnose and monitor diseases of the liver and bile duct. These diseases may include cirrhosis, gallstones or hepatitis. This test also helps to evaluate the progress people with sickle cell disease or other causes of hemolytic anemia. In case of newborns with jaundice, this test is done to distinguish the causes of jaundice.
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Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) test price for other cities


Price inBangaloreRs. 220
Price inHyderabadRs. 220
Price inMumbaiRs. 220
Price inNew DelhiRs. 220
Price inPuneRs. 220
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