What do my bilirubin levels indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 in Digestion and Bowels
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I have done bilburin test and results are direct 0.58 indirect .86 total 1.44 .whether this is normal.anything to worry
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Nothing worrisome;should look at transaminases as well

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

Usually, when a liver function test is done, we do evaluate all the figures:
- bilirubin
- transaminases
- complete blood count

If the total bilirubin is found slightly elevated as in your case, while the transaminases are fine, then, there is nothing worrisome.

Such slight elevation in this case might be due to Gilbert's syndrome (congenital increase of bilirubin level) which is not worrisome and serious.

Hope it cleared up your doubts!
Dr.Klerida
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