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Is a high bilirubin reading dangerous?

Dear Sir, Hi, My Bilirubin reading is high, even though I have no symptoms of any thing and am perfectly healthy. Is there any reason for worry ? Total Bilirubin = 1.22 Direct Bilirubin = 0.33 Indirect Bilirubin = 0.89 SGOT = 42 SGPT = 37 Alkaline Phosphate = 112 Proteins: Serum Total Protein = 6.69 Serum Albumin = 3.89 Serum Globulin = 2.80 A/G Ratio = 1.39
Mon, 18 Sep 2017
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Hi there,
You have slight increase in indirect bilirubin. This can be due to excess destruction of RBCs. Please get a hemogram, LDH and reticulocyte count done. If all these are normal, then there is no need to worry.
Hope I have answered your question,
With regards,
Dr. Girish Kamat
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