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Total Bilirubin

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What is the significance of the Total Bilirubin test? measured to diagnose and/or monitor liver diseases, such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, or gallstones and to determine the cause of jaundice
What specimen is used to do this test? blood from heel or vein stick
What are the normal results for adults? 0.3–1.0 mg/dL
What are the abbreviations for Total Bilirubin? TBIL
What does a high level indicate? that the liver is incapable of adequately removing bilirubin in a timely manner
What does a high level indicate? Some infections, such as an infected gallbladder or some inherited diseases, such as Gilbert's syndrome
What does a low level indicate? not generally a concern and are not monitored
Created by: Liver2