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What is a fractured bilirubin test?

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What is a fractured bilirubin test
Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 7 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
I suppose you mean fractioned bilirubin test. Bilirubin is a pigment produced by liver cells and raised levels indicate hepatic or biliary dysfunction.
It is measured as total bilirubin which has two fractions; conjugated bilirubin (water soluble component) and unconjugated bilirubin (fat soluble component)
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